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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 370-372

Pleural effusion in aluminum phosphide poisoning


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasanta R Mohapatra
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.102836

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Aluminium phosphide (ALP) is a common agrochemical pesticide poisoning with high mortality rate. Primary manifestations are due to myocardial and gastrointestinal involvement. Pleural effusion in ALP poisoning is occasionally reported. We report a case of pleural effusion that developed after ALP ingestion and resolved along with recovery from poisoning.


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