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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-76

Paraquat-induced lung fibrosis and multiorgan failure: A case report from North India

Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Jyoti Aggarwal
Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Level 4 D Block, Sector 32, Chandigarh - 160 030
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcfm.ijcfm_38_21

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Paraquat is a herbicide which is widely used by agricultural communities worldwide. It is extremely toxic for humans and ingestion of as less as 30 mL of 20%–24% concentration is usually lethal. The lack of an effective antidote is a concern due to the fatal outcomes associated with ingestion of paraquat. Herein, we are presenting a case of fatal paraquat poisoning in a young male from a center in India. The clinical course was complicated by liver, renal, and lung injury. We also describe its mechanism of toxicity, clinical features, and newer strategies being tried for treatment.

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