Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Jen-Hou Li

Jen-Hou Li

People's Republic of China

  • Case Report
    Acute Imidacloprid Poisoning Caused Prolong Depression of Butyrylcholinesterase
    Author(s): Chih-Chuan Lin, Jen-Hou Li and Te-Fa ChiuChih-Chuan Lin, Jen-Hou Li and Te-Fa Chiu

    Background: Imidacloprid is currently one of the most widely used insecticides in the world. To the best of our knowledge, there is no study showing that imidacloprid decreases the butyrylcholinesterase activity in humans. However, here we present a case of suicide attempt by imidacloprid with prolong depression of butyrylcholinesterase activity. Case Report: This is an observational case report of a patient attempted suicide by unknown pesticides. Pralidoxime and atropine were administrated under the impression of organophosphate poisoning based on the depression of butyrylcholinesterase activity. However, due to the patient’s atypical presentation for organophosphate poisoning, pralidoxime was stopped and patient’s condition was getting stable under supportive treatment. Patient’s urine sample revealed the presence of imi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000261

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