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