Differences between organophosphorus insecticides in human self-poisoning: a prospective cohort study
Eddleston, Michael; Eyer, Peter; Worek, Franz; Mohammed, Fahim; Senarathna, Lalith; von Meyer, Ludwig; Juszczak, Edmund; Hittarage, Ariyasena; Azhar, Shifa; Dissanayake, Wasantha; Sheriff, M H Rezvi; Szinicz, Ladislaus; Dawson, Andrew; Buckley, Nicholas
Background: Although more than 100 organophosphorus insecticides exist, organophosphorus poisoning is usually regarded as a single entity, distinguished only by the compound's lethal dose in animals. We aimed to determine whether the three most common organophosphorus insecticides used for self-poisoning in Sri Lanka differ in the clinical features and severity of poisoning they cause. Methods: We prospectively studied 802 patients with chlorpyrifos, dimethoate, or fenthion self-poisoning...[Show more]
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