Acute ingestion of copper sulphate: A review on its clinical manifestations and management

Saravu, Kavitha and Jose, Jimmy and Bhat, Mahadeva N and Jimmy, Beena and Shastry, BA (2007) Acute ingestion of copper sulphate: A review on its clinical manifestations and management. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 11 (2). pp. 74-80.

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Abstract

Ingestion of copper sulphate is an uncommon mode of poisoning in the Indian subcontinent. Cases are mainly suicidal in nature. The clinical course of the copper sulphate intoxicated patient is often complex involving intravascular hemolysis, jaundice and renal failure. The treatment is mainly supportive. In severe cases methemoglobinemia needs treatment. Mortality is quite high in severe cases. A comprehensive review of the clinical presentation and management of copper sulphate poisoning is done.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute ingestion, copper sulphate, poisoning
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 10:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76680

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