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TOXICOLOGY SYMPOSIA REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-19

Aluminum phosphide poisoning


Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashish Bhalla
Department of Internal medicine, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9903.151721

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Over the last three decades, aluminum phosphide has emerged as an important pesticide agent being sued for self-harm in India is well as other countries. High mortality is due to severe mitochondrial dysfunction leading to disruption of cellular respiration leading to tissue hypoxia and organ dysfunction. In spite of a lot of research, no definitive anbtidote is available, and the treatment remains largely supportive.


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