Serial cholinesterase estimation in carbamate poisoning

K. S. Pinakini, T. S.Mohan Kumar

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Abstract

Poisoning is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries like India. Anticholinesterase compounds like organophosphates (OP) and carbamates account for the majority of these poisoning cases because of their easy availability and agricultural use. Carbamates are as popular as OPs as insecticides that often go undiagnosed. A fatal case of carbofuran poisoning is presented where serial cholinesterase estimation played a major role in the diagnosis of the same. The pertinent medical literature on carbofuran poisoning is reviewed. The establishment of poison information center in each state is needed for proper diagnosis and management of poisoning cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2006
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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