Mosquito Coil Poisoning with Neurological Manifestation
International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine,
Vol. 5 No. 2(Spring) (2015),
29 June 2015
Background: Mosquito coil (allerthrin) is a type of pyrethroid. Few reports describe severe poisoning after ingestion of this common household product. This is the first ever report on severe form of mosquito coil poisoning in adult.
Case Report: A case of allerthrin poisoning with neurological and gastrointestinal manifestation reported. A 19 year old house wife belonging to Bengali Hindu community presented after ingesting six pieces of mosquito coil. Initial manifestations were nausea, vomiting, sore throat. During hospital stay she had three episodes of generalized seizure. Level of consciousness altered. She received supportive management as no specific antidote exists. Recovery occurred by several days.
Conclusion: Mosquito coil (allerthrin) ingestion can infrequentl induce medical emergency.
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