Strychnine poisoning, though rare, the incidences are reported around the world. Intentional poisoning due to Strychnine ingestion is uncommon. In the most severe cases of strychnine poisoning, whether deliberate or unintentional, the Patient dies before reaching a hospital due to respiratory failure. The management of strychnine poisoning is well-documented and practiced across the world. Hence, if any poisoned patient is brought to the hospital in time, rapidly diagnosed and the appropriate aggressive management is started immediately, the patient's survival chances are higher. Here, we present one case of intentional consumption of strychnine that survived after early intervention and recovered completely. The rationale behind the drugs used in the management of this case is discussed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-103
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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