A rare case of myocardial infarction due to parathion poisoning

Yajnesh Kidiyoor, Vinod C. Nayak, Vasudha Devi, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, G. Pradeep Kumar, Ritesh G. Menezes

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Organophosphorus poisoning occurs very commonly in southern India where farmers form a significant proportion of the population who commonly use organophosphorus compounds like parathion as insecticides. Awareness of the complications caused by parathion poisoning is essential for proper monitoring and treatment. We report a case of suicidal parathion poisoning in a farmer who was treated with atropine and oximes. He subsequently developed myocardial infarction, to the treatment of which, he showed no response and succumbed. In conclusion, myocardial infarction is a rare complication of parathion poisoning. Awareness of this complication of parathion poisoning, proper monitoring and treatment could prevent fatalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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