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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-144

Acute myocardial infarction: Can it be a complication of acute organophosphorus compound poisoning?


Department of Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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P Joshi
Department of Medicine, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.113843

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Organophosphorus compounds are used as pesticides and represent a common cause of poisoning in developing countries including India due to their widespread availability and use. Toxicity due to these agents can affect many organs including heart. Here, we report a case of acute organophosphorus poisoning (parathion), followed by acute myocardial infarction; documented by clinical features, electrocardiographic changes, and elevated cardiac enzymes. Myocardial infarction has been rarely reported with organophosphorus compounds exposure, thus awareness of this complication can reduce morbidity and mortality.






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