Successful management of paraquat-induced multiorgan dysfunction syndrome with intravenous N-acetyl cysteine

N. Karthin Rao, Navin Patil, Handattu Manjunatha Hand, Sushil Kiran Kunde, A. Avinas, Zeba Moope, George Varghese

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Paraquat, a commonly used herbicide, has been associated with high mortality rates when consumed either accidentally or intentionally. The proposed mechanism is free radical-mediated cell damage, leading to multisystem failure, especially involving the lungs and the kidneys. Ideally, diagnosis should be made early and treatment should be initiated as soon as possible. Prognosis of the patient depends on the quantity of the herbicide consumed. Moderate to severe paraquat poisoning is associated with dire consequences. Given below is a case of paraquat poisoning thatled to the development ofmultiorgan dysfunction syndrome that was successfully managed with hemoperfusion and parenteral N acetyl cysteine as given for paracetamol poisoning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-566
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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