Organophosphorus poisoning: Diagnosis and treatment strategies

M3 India Newsdesk Sep 12, 2018

Organophosphorus poisoning has steadily increased in recent times and can result from accidental, intentional, or occupational exposure. A high rate of mortality is associated with OP poisoning; therefore early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is often lifesaving.



An estimated 300 000 deaths occur due to organophosphorus (OP) poisoning, of which 1 million are due to accidental consumption and around 2 million are intentional or suicidal poisoning.

OP compounds are used primarily as...

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