International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2022)

Study of clinical profile and prognosis of patients with Paraquat poisoning at Tertiary Care Hospital Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India


Naveen Karthik, Prakash Shenoy

Background: In Indian market paraquat is easily available for agricultural use. Several studies have been done on paraquat poisoning globally however few studies on paraquat poisoning are done in India. Considering high mortality associated with paraquat poisoning we need to study extensively and need to develop more better treatment options, along with that it is important to make public aware about the poison and its fatality so that in future poisoning can be avoided. Aims and Objectives: To study the clinical features, laboratory parameters, treatment and outcome of paraquat poisoning patient admitted at KVG medical college, Sullia Materials and methods: It is a cross sectional study carried out at KVG Medical College, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka during June 2019 to June 2020. Patients admitted to hospital with paraquat poisoning above 18 year of age were enrolled for the study. Results: of 10 patients, 7 were male and 3 were female. 2 patients survived and 8 patients died. Most of the patients died because of acute respiratory failure and acute kidney injury. Conclusion: Study showed very high mortality in paraquat poisoning and complications had set in almost all cases including the survivors even after treatment.
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Naveen Karthik, Prakash Shenoy. Study of clinical profile and prognosis of patients with Paraquat poisoning at Tertiary Care Hospital Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 31-34
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