WILLIAM C. AMOS JR., M.D.; ALLAN HALL, M.D.
During the past year, our attention was directed toward the management of a case of organic phosphate toxicity caused by the insecticide malathion. Although there are many reports pertaining to poisonings of this type, a review of the American literature reveals only six previously reported cases of malathion intoxication (1-6). All of these patients were children, and in only two was poisoning a result of oral ingestion. The patient to be presented differs in that he was a teenager who poisoned himself attempting suicide. Of the various organic phosphate insecticides, malathion is commonly seen in the home, as it has
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AMOS WC, HALL A. Malathion Poisoning Treated with Protopam. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1013–1016. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1013
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