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Management of acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning

Eddleston, Michael; Buckley, Nicholas; Eyer, Peter; Dawson, Andrew

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Organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is an important clinical problem in rural regions of the developing world, and kills an estimated 200 000 people every year. Unintentional poisoning kills far fewer people but is a problem in places where highly toxic organophosphorus pesticides are available. Medical management is difficult, with case fatality generally more than 15%. We describe the limited evidence that can guide therapy and the factors that should be considered when designing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84982
Source: Lancet, The (UK edition)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61202-1

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