Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 7, No 1 (2013)

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Acute Kidney Injury Following Paraquat Poisoning in India

Malleshappa Pavan


Paraquat is highly toxic to human and is widely used in agriculture as a contact herbicide. Paraquat poisoning is associated with high mortality varying from 35% to 50%. Six cases of paraquat poisoning were treated in our center. Acute kidney injury developed in all the cases and mortality was 66%. Respiratory and multiorgan failure are the main causes for mortality.

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