Zinc phosphide intoxication symptoms: analysis of 20 cases

@inproceedings{Sn1998ZincPI,
  title={Zinc phosphide intoxication symptoms: analysis of 20 cases},
  author={Chugh Sn and Aggarwal Hk and Mahajan Sk},
  year={1998}
}
Twenty cases of zinc phosphide (Zn3P2) ingestion (self-poisoning) were seen during the last 5 years (January 1992-December 1996). Poisoning was rare before 1986. Profuse vomiting (100%), pain in abdomen (100%), palpitation and sweating (80%), dyspnea and tachypnea (75%), metabolic acidosis (60%), shock (40%), and hypotension (40%) were the most common presenting features. Five patients (25%) died. The toxic effects were due to liberation of toxic phosphine (PH3) gas which was detected by… CONTINUE READING

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