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Intravascular Hemolysis following Acute Zinc Phosphide Poisoning; a Case Report

Zana Ramezani, Asrin Babahajian, Vahid Yousefinejad




Zinc phosphide (ZnP) is low-cost, accessible, and very effective as a rodenticide. It has been used for many human suicide poisonings around the world, including Iran. Nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms and cardiotoxicity are the most serious complications of ZnP poisoning, which are associated with a high mortality rate. The aim of this paper was to report a poisoned patient that ingested ZnP with suicidal attempt and faced complications due to hemolysis.


Zinc phosphide; poisoning; jaundice; hemolysis


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/emergency.v6i1.21742


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