Psychiatric illness and naphthalene poisoning: A case report

Yajnesh Kidiyoor, Shipra Rai, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Vinod C. Nayak, Ranjit Immanuel James, Navin Patil, Kavitha Saravu

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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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