Paralytic ileus as a complication of atropine therapy following severe organophosphate poisoning.

Abstract

A 32-year-old man presented with symptoms of severe organophosphate poisoning and required an atropine infusion for 5 weeks. We believe the development of a paralytic ileus occurred as a rare feature of atropine toxicity when other signs were masked by the underlying condition. The onset of a paralytic ileus coincided with a spontaneous increase in red cell cholinesterase levels and may be an early sign of recovery from organophosphate poisoning.

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@article{Beards1994ParalyticIA, title={Paralytic ileus as a complication of atropine therapy following severe organophosphate poisoning.}, author={S . C . Beards and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Alfred Kraus and Jeffrey Lipman}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={1994}, volume={49 9}, pages={791-3} }