Psychiatric illness and naphthalene poisoning: A case report

Kidiyoor, Yajnesh and Rai, Shipra and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Nayak, Vinod C and James, Ranjit Immanuel and Patil, Navin and Saravu, Kavitha (2016) Psychiatric illness and naphthalene poisoning: A case report. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (5). pp. 211-213. ISSN 0975-8585

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Naphthalene is an organic compound which is white crystalline solid with a characteristic odour. It is a common constituent in traditional mothballs and is mostly derived from coal tar. Structurally naphthalene can be viewed as fusion of pair of benzene rings. We are reporting a case of a 22 year old male, with known psychiatric illness presenting to the hospital emergency room with history of vomiting and red colored urine after alleged consumption of mothballs (Naphthalene). The case management and toxicity of naphthalene will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Naphthalene; psychiatric illness; toxicity.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 14:54
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 14:54

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