TOXIC DEATH: SUICIDE BY ALUMINIUM PHOSPHIDE (PHOSTOXIN®)
Badr Adouani*, Abderhmane Elwali and Yassir Bousliman
Following aluminium phosphide poisoning, suicide attempts are a significant public health concern. They are liable for very high lethality. We present the case of a patient who died after ingesting an aluminium phosphide pill (Phostoxin®) and experiencing multiorgan failure. In the absence of a specific antidote for this intoxication, the only way to maintain control is through prevention. Efforts must be made to limit over-the-counter sales to cope with this scourge.
Keywords: Suicide attempt, Aluminium Phosphide, poisoning.
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