Intravenous Lipid Emulsion: A Novel Intervention in Management of Celphos Poisoning


Vol 5 | Issue 3 | Sep-Dec 2019 | page: 18-20  | Mamta Jain, Vandna Arora, Anil Kumar, Anish K Singh

Authors: Dr. Mamta Jain [1], Dr. Vandna Arora [1], Dr. Anil Kumar [1], Dr. Anish K Singh[1]

Address of Correspondence

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Dr. Vandna Arora,
Pt . BDS PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Introduction: Aluminium phosphide is an easily accessible pesticide which is a common cause of suicidal poisoning in developing countries. It is lethal as there is no specific antidote. We came across only one previous case report citing the successful use of intravenous lipid emulsion to treat aluminium phosphide poisoning.
Case report: We present a case of 39 year old male with aluminium phosphide poisoning successfully managed with intravenous intralipid emulsion and magnesium sulphate.
Conclusion: Although the management is primarily supportive, newer management strategies like coconut oil lavage, intralipid emulsion, digoxin use and magnesium sulphate infusion have claimed improved survival.
Keywords: Aluminium phosphide, Intralipid emulsion, Magnesium sulphate


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How to Cite this Article:Jain M, Arora V, Kumar A, Singh A. | Intravenous Lipid Emulsion: A Novel Intervention in Management of Celphos Poisoning. | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | Sep – Dec 2019; 5(3): 18-20.


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