ALUMINIUM PHOSPHIDE POISONING: A CASE REPORT

Shela Akbar Ali Hirani, Arshalooz Rahman

Abstract


This paper reports the case of a family in which three children were presented at Emergency Room
(ER) with poisoning after the use of a pesticide at home. Initially, the cases were managed as
routine cases of organophosphorus poisoning; however, the death of two children made the health
team members realise that the poison’s effects were delayed and devastating. Later, the compound
was identified as Aluminium Phosphide (ALP), and the life of the last surviving child in the
family was saved.

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