A Case of Accidental Formic Acid Poisoning

Kunder, Sushil Kiran and Avinash, A and Madhyastha, Sharath and Acharya, Raviraja and Gopalaswamy, Vinaya and Balaraju, Girisha and Patil, Navin and Tilak, Amod (2016) A Case of Accidental Formic Acid Poisoning. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 6 (8). pp. 172-173. ISSN 2231-3354

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Formic acid is a commonly available compound, available commercially for the purpose of coagulating rubber. It is a highly corrosive agent. Consumption of this pungent liquid has resulted in dire consequences, based on the available literature. There have been a few reports of accidental/suicidal consumption of formic acid in the past. This is one such case report of an accidental poisoning with formic acid, with successful management and recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rubber; Corrosive; Gastrointestinal bleed; Caustic
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Gastroenterology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 15:40
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 15:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146973

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