An Unusual Cause Of Pulmonary Oedema And Its Successful Management: A Case Of Phosphorus Poisoning
Dr Peter George MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, University Road, Mangalore - 575018, Karnataka, India; E-mail: email@example.com , Phone: +91 9845177660, +91 824 2204670, Fax: +91 824 2204667.
Acute phosphorus poisoning is a grave clinical situation because of its toxicity and multiple system effects. The absence of a specific antidote makes the associated fatalities very high. In this report, a 22 year old woman presented with the clinical and radiological features which were characteristic of acute pulmonary oedema, after the consumption of phosphorus paste as a suicidal attempt. The initial echocardiography showed low ejection fractions and with aggressive haemodynamic monitoring and ionotropic support, she recovered within 48 hours of admission