Organophosphorus Poisoning in a Neonate
Chheda Akash H, Hiremath Ashwini, Khadse Sandhya, Kulkarni Rajesh, Valvi Chhaya, Anandi Shobi
Department of Pediatrics, B.J.Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, India
Abstract

Organophosphate (OP) poisoning is a potentially fatal but completely treatable condition that is still very prevalent in our country. Early recognition and treatment is of paramount importance in preventing fatality. Neonatal organophosphate poisoning is very rare. Only three cases have been reported so far in neonates; two accidental and one transplacental poisoning. We report the 4th case of neonatal OP poisoning and the 1st of its type, a case of homicidal OP poisoning in a 15 days old girl baby, presenting with respiratory distress, nystagmus and excessive secretions.
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