Paraquat Poisoning (Lethal Herbicide):A Rare Case Report

Abstract— Paraquat, chemically 1, 1’ dimethyl-4-4’-bipyridinium, is a green colored herbicide. It is one of the most lethal herbicide and is hazardous in very small quantities. More than 93% of deaths by paraquat are suicidal in nature. Poisoning by paraquat is commoner in developing countries because of agriculture based economy. The presentation of paraquat poisoning varies from case to case and depends on the amount consumed. As the compound is highly lethal, an early suspicion & management is must to prevent complications. Present case is of paraquat poisoning with full blown early picture of mucosal ulceration, pneumonitis and acute kidney injury which later on complicated in esophageal perforation, pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum.

Keywords: Paraquat, AKI, Pneumomediastinum, Pneumonitis.

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