Acute permethrin neurotoxicity: Variable presentations, high index of suspicion

Bonny Drago, Namrata S. Shah, Samir Shah

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Abstract

Permethrin is a synthetic Type I pyrethroidal neurotoxic pesticide that has been responsible for accidental animal deaths. Despite its widespread use, there are no published case reports on pediatric intensive care unit admissions due to permethrin exposure. We report the unusual and varied presentations of permethrin toxicity in three siblings presenting to a tertiary care pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). While there is no standard clinical diagnostic test for permethrin, accurate diagnosis was obtained by rapidly analyzing the offending agent. In the absence of a known antidote for permethrin, supportive management was initiated and resulted in a favorable outcome for all three siblings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1026-1028
Number of pages3
JournalToxicology Reports
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2014

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Acute permethrin neurotoxicity : Variable presentations, high index of suspicion. / Drago, Bonny; Shah, Namrata S.; Shah, Samir.

In: Toxicology Reports, Vol. 1, 20.09.2014, p. 1026-1028.

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