A study of aluminium phosphide poisoning with special reference to its spot diagnosis by silver nitrate test.

@article{Mital1992ASO,
  title={A study of aluminium phosphide poisoning with special reference to its spot diagnosis by silver nitrate test.},
  author={H S Mital and T. N. Mehrotra and Kaushal Kumar Dwivedi and M L Gera},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={1992},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={473-4}
}
A total of 45 cases of Aluminium phosphide poisoning were studied from December 1989 to November 1990. Silver nitrate (AgNO3) test was positive in gastric aspirate in all cases (100%) who took fresh tablets and negative in those who took exposed tablets. The test was also positive in breath but had a lower sensitivity. Majority of patients revealed ECG abnormalities.