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Journal of Case Reports
Persistent Left Ventricular Dysfunction in a Teenager with Yellow Phosphorous Poisoning
Pooja PS, Padmakumar AV, Chandan Garud Suresh
Department of Medical Intensive Care Unit, Fortis Healthcare Limited, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru-560076, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Pooja PS
Email: pooja_ps@yahoo.com
Received: 24-NOV-2014 Accepted: 11-MAR-2015 Published Online: 30-MAR-2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2015.0034
Yellow phosphorous is a chemical compound used widely as a rodenticide and in fireworks. Due to its easy availability in India, consumption with suicidal intention is common. Liver is the organ most commonly involved. Though cardio-toxicity manifesting as hypotension, tachycardia, arrhythmias and transient electrocardiogram changes is well known, a persistent left ventricular dysfunction is yet to be reported. We report a case of persistent left ventricular dysfunction as a long term sequelae in a teenager with intentional consumption of this compound.
Keywords : Arrhythmias, Rodenticides, Ventricular Dysfunction, Hypotension, Electrocardiography.
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