Chlorpyrifos induced reversible ventricular tachycardia

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Chlorpyrifos is a broad spectrum chlorinated organophosphate (OP) insecticide, acaricide and nematicide. On ingestion chlorpyrifos mainly affects the nervous system by inhibiting the breakdown of acetyl choline (Ach), a neurotransmitter and thus produces endogenous Ach poisoning resulting in complex ventricular arrhythmias. We report a rare case of a 40 year old male with relevant ECG findings of broad complex ventricular tachycardia following consumption of chlorpyrifos compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of South India Medicolegal Association
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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