Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

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Jyotsnessh Chauhan

Department of Clinical Toxicology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

  • Case Report   
    Gross Examination and Toxicological Analysis of Gastrointestinal Tract in Fatal Cases of Poisoning by Nuvan Insecticide: A Case Report
    Author(s): Jyotsnessh Chauhan*

    “Nuvan” is a trading name of Dichlorvos (DDVP) organophosphate insecticide. The lethal dose of DDVP is very low for oral and dermal exposure, hence classified as a highly hazardous pesticide by WHO. Nuvan contains 76% DDVP and is accessible in India after the recent ban. Nuvan Insecticide is highly misused and orally ingested in suicide attempts. Insecticide poisoning is one of the leading causes of poisoning deaths in Indian rural areas. In this case series, we have diagnosed the four poisoning deaths by Nuvan-dichlorvos insecticide through post-mortem examination and toxicological analysis. The stomach and contents were grossly examined, a fluorescent turquoise blue liquid content was found throughout the stomach and small intestine. Liquid content had a notable odor of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The mucosal walls of the stomach were highly congested and hemorrha.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0495.23.13.526

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