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Aluminium phosphide induced acute kidney injury


Aluminium phosphide is one of the most common agricultural poisons being consumed in north India. Consumption of a fresh tablet is lethal as no antidote is available. Acute intoxication primarily presents with cardiovascular collapse due to myocardial toxicity. We report here a case of acute severe poisoning along with cardiovascular collapse and oliguria. The patient developed acute kidney injury during the illness (a rare entity in aluminium phosphide poisoning), which completely resolved following prompt conservative treatment.


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Saif, Q., Ruhi, K. & Aparna, S. Aluminium phosphide induced acute kidney injury. Egypt J Intern Med 27, 115–117 (2015).

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