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A Family Outbreak of Acute Organophosphate Poisoning: A Diagnostic Challenge

Author: Simpson, William M. Jr.
Date Published: 2000

This research study is a report on acute pesticide poisonings and includes a case study that illustrates several problems in the recognition of acute pesticide poisoning in primary care. The household studied is a rural farm household and includes JT and his wife, sister in law, and nieces and nephews and follows them from the first day of recognized illness. The results show that further delay in problem recognition or less optimal medical support might have resulted in mortality or brain damage and states that a high index of suspicion is needed to make correct diagnoses.

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