Formulation changes and time trends in outcome following paraquat ingestion in Sri Lanka

Martin F Wilks, John A Tomenson, Ravindra Fernando, P L Ariyananda, David J Berry, Nicholas A Buckley, Indika Bandara Gawarammana, Shaluka Jayamanne, David Gunnell, Andrew Dawson

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Abstract

Deliberate self-harm with pesticides is a significant public health problem in rural Asia. We have previously shown an improved survival of patients with paraquat self-poisoning following the introduction of a new formulation with an increased emetic concentration, an alginate and a purgative in Sri Lanka. Further, formulation changes were introduced in October 2006; this study was designed to assess the impact of these changes on 6-week mortality following paraquat ingestion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-8
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Toxicology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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