A RARE CASE OF SURVIVAL AFTER LATE PRESENTATION OF WEEDICIDE 2,4-D (ETHYL ESTER) POISONING AT A TERTIARY CARE HEALTH CENTRE IN BIHAR
Dr. Lalit Kumar*, Dr. Amarjeet Kumar and Dr. Anil Kumar Singh
2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4 D) is a common agricultural herbicide used against broad leaf weeds in crops, pastures, lawns, golf courses and parks. It s usage is more common in Northern India in wheat fields. The formulations include solid alkali salt concentrate, salt miscible solution or ester based emulsifiable concentrate. Though its poisoning has been commonly reported in Europe and North America, it is an uncommon poison in India. Also, there are very few cases wherein the patient has been successfully managed. We report the successful management of 2,4 D poisoning, even though the patient presented to our centre after 4 days of poisoning.
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