Paraquat poisoning in Sri Lanka
Self poisoning is a major medical problem in Asia. Patients are treated at rural, ill equipped hospitals which are under staffed- both in terms of numbers and training. Paraquat, a popular herbicide that has become an integral part of agriculture has been the most lethal pesticide in Sri Lanka and many other parts of Asia due to its very high case fatality (>70%). Paraquat self poisoning posed many challenges to both physicians and researchers. The natural history had been described only in one...[Show more]
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