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Organophosphate poisoning case with atypical clinical survey and magnetic resonance imaging findings
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    Case report does not report sufficient data to support a diagnosis of fatal organophosphorus poisoni
    • Michael Eddleston, Doctor
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      • Tissa Wijeratne, Lakshman Karalliedde, Mike Hurrell, Andrew Dawson

    Dear Editor,

    We note the report of an unusual organophosphorus (OP) pesticide poisoning published in your journal [1]. However, from the data presented, we are not convinced that the patient’s death can be attributed to OP poisoning. Furthermore, we do not believe that this report can be used to expand the spectrum of syndromes seen following OP poisoning.

    There was no history of ingestion of an OP. In a...

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    Triphasic effects of organophosphate poisoning, Is it an over simplification?

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the letter by Teke et al,[1] which described a case of organophosphate (OP) poisoning with atypical features and also the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The number of acute pesticide poisoning is estimated at three million a year world wide, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.[2,3] In a survey of deaths due to acute poisoning in the District of Kandy , Sri Lanka f...

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