COPPER SULPHATE (NEELA TOTA) POISONING- AN UNCOMMON MODE OF POISONING : A CASE REPORT.

Dr Mamta Muley, Dr Akash Singh, Dr Animesh Gupta, Dr Sumedh Agrawal

Abstract


Ingestion of copper sulphate is an uncommon mode of poisoning in the Indian subcontinent.Cases being mainly suicidal in nature. The clinical course of the copper sulphate intoxicated patient is often complex involving intravascular hemolysis , jaundice, and renal failure. The treatment is mainly supportive. In severe cases methemoglonemia needs treatment . Mortality is quite high in severe cases. A comprehensive review of the clinical presentation and management of copper sulphate poisoning is done.


Keywords


Copper toxicity,gastropathy, intravascular haemolysis

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