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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 233-235
Bioline Code: cm11064
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2011, pp. 233-235

 en Cartap poisoning: A rare case report
Praveen Kumar, A S.; Amalnath, Deepak & Dutta, T K.

Abstract

Cartap is a pesticide commonly used to control weevil and caterpillars. It is an analogue of nereistoxin, a neurotoxic substance isolated from the marine annelid Lumbriconereis heteropoda check for this species in other resources . It causes neuromuscular blockade. Poisoning with cartap is very rare and not yet reported from India. We report a 35-year-old lady with cartap poisoning who presented with nausea, vomiting, and dyspnea. She improved with N-acetyl cysteine and symptomatic management.

Keywords
Cartap hydrochloride, N-acetyl cysteine, nereistoxin, pesticide, respiratory failure

 
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