A rare poisoning with a still rarer presentation: imidacloprid

Authors

  • Prasanth Prasad Department of General Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • Sumesh Raj Department of General Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20223666

Keywords:

Imadacloprid, Poisoning, Pancreatitis

Abstract

Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid systemic insecticide. It is used to control agricultural pests. It controls the insects from within the plant. This product is applied to the soil and is taken up by the roots. Imidacloprid belongs to a new chemical family of chloronicotinyl compounds. Its mode of action on the insect nervous system differs from that of a traditional neurotoxic product. This compound is considered relatively safer to human beings, but it can lead to potentially life-threatening complications. Large quantity of this compound when ingested causes fatal complications like respiratory failure, cardiac arrythemias. We reported a case of imidacloprid poisoning with its rarest unreported complications.

Author Biography

Prasanth Prasad, Department of General Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Dr. Prasanth Prasad

MBBS, MD ( General Medicine) 

Consultant Physician

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2022-12-30 — Updated on 2023-01-03

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Prasad, P., & Raj, S. (2023). A rare poisoning with a still rarer presentation: imidacloprid. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 11(1), 372–374. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20223666 (Original work published December 30, 2022)

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