Advanced Biomedical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-

Injection of paraquat in the neck: A rare complicated case report


Vahid Mansouri, Alireza Rostamian, Maryam Bemanalizadeh 
 Department of Clinical Toxicology, School of Medicine, Noor Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Maryam Bemanalizadeh
Department of Clinical Toxicology, School of Medicine, Noor Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Paraquat is a highly toxic compound and a widely used herbicide that causes serious morbidity and mortality. The most well-known route of poisoning is oral ingestion, whereas parenteral injection of paraquat is individually uncommon. We present a case who injected paraquat in his neck in an attempt to commit suicide. His general condition got worsened gradually over 3 days. He received early hemodialysis in 4 h after self-injection and then supportive treatment in intensive care unit. Early hemodialysis helped him survive, but during hospitalization, some rare complications occurred, and unfortunately, he died after 3 months. Despite the high-risk route of poisoning, the patient survived for 3 months. Our patient was protected from renal and hepatic damage may be because of early hemodialysis but suffered from central nervous system and pulmonary damage.


How to cite this article:
Mansouri V, Rostamian A, Bemanalizadeh M. Injection of paraquat in the neck: A rare complicated case report.Adv Biomed Res 2021;10:32-32


How to cite this URL:
Mansouri V, Rostamian A, Bemanalizadeh M. Injection of paraquat in the neck: A rare complicated case report. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];10:32-32
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