DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161840

Acute on chronic liver failure presentation of zinc phosphide poisoning: a concept elucidating case report

Abhilash Haridas, Payal Mukker, Shine Hameed, Ajith PG

Abstract


Zinc phosphide is an inorganic compound that is used as a rodenticide. A case of a young female is described who developed acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) precipitated by deliberate self-harm (DSH) with zinc phosphide. She had underlying cirrhosis due to surreptitious alcohol intake. She recovered propitiously following meticulous intensive care management of the acute event. This case in itself elucidates the concept of ACLF.


Keywords


Zinc phosphide, DSH, ACLF

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