Intensive care management of organophosphate insecticide poisoning

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Sungur M. , Guven M.

CRITICAL CARE, vol.5, no.4, pp.211-215, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/cc1025
  • Title of Journal : CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-215
  • Keywords: anticholinesterase, atropine, organophosphate pesticides, poisoning, pralidoxime, INTOXICATION, PESTICIDES


Introduction Organophosphate (OP) insecticides inhibit both acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase activities. The clinical course of OP poisoning may be quite severe and may need intensive care management. We report our experience with the intensive care management of serious OP insecticide poisonings.