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Medico-Legal Update
Year : 2011, Volume : 11, Issue : 1

Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0974-1283.

Clinico-medicolegal study of aluminium phosphide poisoning

Khurana Puneet*Assistant Professor, Dalal J.S.**Prof. & Head, Multani A. S.***Ex. Prof. & Head, Tejpal H.R.****Additional Professor

* Department of Forensic Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

** Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab.

*** Medicine Department, Government Medical College, Amritsar.

**** Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar.


Aluminium phosphide, an ideal fumigant, freely available over counter is a suicidal agent very toxic to heart, lungs, g.i.t and other organs. The present study of 50 cases of aluminium phosphide poisoning showed male preponderance, involvement of younger generation, short mean survival time and suicidal intention. The mortality rate was very high and was directly proportional to the dose of poison ingested.



Suicide, Poisoning, Fumigant, Mortality rate.


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