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
AMOS WC, HALL A. Malathion Poisoning Treated with Protopam. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1013–1016. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1013
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