Acute Kidney Injury Following Paraquat Poisoning in India

Authors

  • Malleshappa Pavan Department of Nephrology, Vaatsalya Hospital, Bharathi Healthcare Complex, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Abstract

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.


Author Biography

  • Malleshappa Pavan, Department of Nephrology, Vaatsalya Hospital, Bharathi Healthcare Complex, Hassan, Karnataka, India
    senior registrar, department of nephrology

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Published

2013-01-13

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BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Kidney diseases