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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-122

Prallethrin poisoning: A diagnostic dilemma


1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care (Hindurao hospital and RBIPMT), New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Hindurao Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine and TB, RBIPMT, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.105820

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Pyrethroid insecticides are very widely used in agriculture and household due to their high effectiveness and low toxicity in humans. Despite their extensive worldwide use, there are a few reports of human pyrethroid poisoning. The poisoning has a varied presentation and its symptoms overlap with those of other compounds, which can lead to misdiagnosis. We present a case of poisoning with prallethrin, a pyrethroid compound, commonly available as All-Out.


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