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Acute Organophosphorus poisoning

Eddleston, Michael; Singh, Surjit; Buckley, Nicholas

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Background & objectives: The main cause of morbidity due to organophosphate poisoning is intermediate syndrome (Type II paralysis) that can occur 48-72 h after poisoning. Mechanisms that underlie the intermediate syndrome are not known. This study investigates the role of oxidative damage to muscles as a possible mechanism underlying the development of the intermediate syndrome. Methods: Nineteen patients with acute organophosphate poisoning were evaluated from admission to discharge from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75502
Source: Clinical Evidence

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