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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 1
First page : ( 12) Last page : ( 17)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2347-6206.2015.00003.5

Study of Clinical Profile of Organophosphate Compound Poisoning with Special Reference to Electrocardiographic Changes and Electrolyte Derangements

Someswar G., 3rd Year Post Graduate, Reddy Y. Nikhil Kumar, 2nd Year Post Graduate, Kumari V. Swarna, 2nd Year Post Graduate, Gupta A. Venu Gopal, Professor of Medicine, Prabhakarrao R.*Professor and HOD

Department of General Medicine, Santhiram Medical College and General Hospital, N.H.-18, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author email id: sphurthiom@yahoo.com

Online published on 1 October, 2015.

Abstract

Now a day's compound poisoning is a problem and in that, Organo phosphorus compound (OPC) poisoning is a global problem and is most common medico-toxic emergency in India and is associated with high rate of mortality, if not diagnosed early and treated adequately. We studied clinical profile, electrocardio graphic changes and electrolyte derangements in patients with OPC poisoning. We studied randomly selected 100 patients of OPC poisoning admitted within 12h of consumption[1]. Clinical profile, electrocardiographic changes and serumelectrolytes derangements wereanalyzed on outcome basis. Analysis of electrocardiographic changes will be a useful parameter in assessing prognosis of organophosphate compound poisoning patients. ECG changes like QTc prolongation are potentially dangerous and indicate the necessity of continuous cardiac monitoring[2]. Serum electrolyte derangements are not helpful in assessing prognosis in organophosphorus compound poisoning patients.

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Keywords

Clinical profile, Electrocardiography, Serumelectrolytes ECG, POISONING, Chemical warfare agents, Pulmonary oedema.

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