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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-283

Poisoned to paralysed: A case of organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy

Department of General Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS AHER, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Sindhu Rao Malla
Room No.408, JSS PG Residents Hostel, Beside JSS Hospital, Ramachandra Agrahara, Mysore, Karnataka -570 025
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Organophosphate (OP) compound poisoning is a global public health problem and is a social calamity, especially in a developing country like India. Acute cholinergic crisis and intermediate syndrome after OP compound consumption are well-known and well-documented. Delayed neurological complications of organophosphate compound poisoning are rare. In the following case report, we present a case of a middle-aged man who was treated successfully for organophosphate compound poisoning and subsequently readmitted after two weeks with features of weakness of both upper and lower limbs suggesting delayed neuropathy.

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