Abstract

Naphthalene is an organic compound which is white crystalline solid with a characteristic odour. It is a common constituent in traditional mothballs and is mostly derived from coal tar. Structurally naphthalene can be viewed as fusion of pair of benzene rings. We are reporting a case of a 22 year old male, with known psychiatric illness presenting to the hospital emergency room with history of vomiting and red colored urine after alleged consumption of mothballs (Naphthalene). The case management and toxicity of naphthalene will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

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Poisoning
Psychiatry
Emergency rooms
Coal Tar
Case Management
Odors
Benzene
Organic compounds
Vomiting
Toxicity
Hospital Emergency Service
Fusion reactions
Urine
Crystalline materials
naphthalene

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Psychiatric illness and naphthalene poisoning : A case report. / Kidiyoor, Yajnesh; Rai, Shipra; Bakkannavar, Shankar M.; Nayak, Vinod C.; James, Ranjit Immanuel; Patil, Navin; Saravu, Kavitha.

In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 5, 01.09.2016, p. 211-213.

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