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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-63

Deltamethrin ingestion with suicidal intent: A fatal outcome

1 Department of Paediatrics Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R P Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.149349

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Deltamethrin intoxication is uncommon throughout the globe and more so the oral ingestion. The toxicity of pyrethroids is considered much less than the intoxication caused by other insecticides, especially organophosphates. This report describes a case of a 14-year-old female child who was admitted to the emergency room (ER) with dyspnea, cyanosis, tetany, seizures and coma following deltamethrin ingestion in a suicidal attempt. Deltamethrin ingestion should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting to ER with nonspecific neurological symptoms.

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