D.D.T. (Dichloro – Diphenyl – trichloroethane)

It is a white crystalline solid. It is insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and kerosene oil. it is used as 2-5 percent solutionin kerosene to kill bugs, mosquitoes, lice, fleas and flies
Route :
Ingestion , inhalation, absorbed through skin
Fatal Dose :
Fatal Period :
Mechanism of action :
It interferes with nerve impulse transmission. CNS is first stimulated and then depressed
Clinical Picture :
• Acute poisoning manifests as: vomiting, cough, excitation, vomiting, tremors, convulsions,incoordination, paralysis of muscles, pulmonasry edema and coma
• In chronic poisoning: mental anxiety, insomnia, muscular weakness and pain, anemia, convulsions, coma

Treatment :
• Gastric lavage
• I.V. calcium gluconate
• Injection atropine
• Symptomatic
03/20/2024 21:50:41 D.D.T. (Dichloro – Diphenyl – trichloroethane)
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