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|Title||Suicidal Attempt Using Racumin: A Case Report|
Uncontrolled pesticide market enables easily handling of pesticides to everybody in Gaza Strip, Palestine. This situation makes the suicidal attempts using pesticides very possible. This study reports a suicidal case using Racumin in Gaza Strip, Palestine. A fifty six years old man was brought to the hospital with a complain of a suicidal attempt using red bait poisoning, commonly known as Racumin, a rodenticide being used by municipalities. Results showed severe abdominal colic without losing conscious and high value of international normalized ration (INR) indicating high potential of bleeding and skin hemorrhage, and moderate inhibition of acetyl choline esterase (ACHE). Management of the poisoning case was achieved with low dose of Atropine injection followed by gavage of vitamin K until the international normalized ration (INR) become in the normal range 0.8-1.2 during a three days treatment. Racumin poisoning may lead to death in case of large swilling dose. It is recommended to in force restrictions and/or using more power on controlling pesticide handling among population to reduce suicidal attempts.
|Published in||Open Acc J of Toxicol|
|Series||Volume: 2, Number: 1|
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