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Citation

Rodenberg HD, Chang CC, Watson WA. Vet. Hum. Toxico. 1989; 31(6): 559-562.

Affiliation

Department of Emergency Health Services, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Truman Medical Center 64108.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1989, American College of Veterinary Toxicologists)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

2575817

Abstract

We present the case of a patient who attempted suicide by ingestion of the rodenticide zinc phosphide. Zinc phosphide manifests its immediate toxicity through production of phosphine gas. Signs and symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, dyspnea, and changes in mental status; immediate death results from pulmonary edema. Delayed effects are secondary to the absorption of phosphide, affecting primarily the liver, heart and kidneys. Delayed deaths are related to a direct cardiotoxicity. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive; aggressive airway management and circulatory support are critical to a successful outcome.


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