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Paraquat induced acute kidney injury and lung fibrosis: a case report from Bangladesh

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Title
Paraquat induced acute kidney injury and lung fibrosis: a case report from Bangladesh
Published in
BMC Research Notes, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3425-3
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Ishrat Tahsin Isha, Z. H. M. Nazmul Alam, Bidur Kanti Shaha, Md. Shafiqul Bari, Mohammad Zabed Jillul Bari, Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury

Abstract

Since Bangladesh government issued a ban on the use of highly toxic WHO Class I pesticides, annual consumption of herbicides like Paraquat have been sharply increasing in the markets. Paraquat poisoning is an emerging public health threat and its high mortality rate is responsible for a significant number of deaths. Diagnostic limitations and unavailable sample at presentation have resulted in under-reporting and lack of awareness among the treating physicians, making Paraquat poisoning one of the most neglected toxicological emergencies. Herein, we present a case of Paraquat induced multi-organ failure and emphasis on pitfalls in the management. An 18-years-old healthy male was admitted in Sylhet M.A.G Osmani Medical College Hospital with history of attempted suicide by Paraquat ingestion. On admission, he had high serum creatinine but otherwise asymptomatic. He was discharged on day 10 when his renal functions returned to normal. But On day 15, he started having respiratory symptoms-unresponsive to any of the local treatments he received, and by day 30, he developed overt lung fibrosis. We present sequential blood picture, radiographs and CT scans demonstrating Paraquat induced kidney and lung injury over the course of 30 days. Paraquat poisoning can lead to death and fatal long-term consequences. All cases of Paraquat poisoning, regardless of symptoms, must be hospitalized and observed for early detection of complications. Distribution of Paraquat should be restricted and/or banned as 38 other countries have done so, which we believe will greatly reduce poisoning related mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 6 17%
Student > Bachelor 6 17%
Student > Master 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Other 3 8%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Environmental Science 3 8%
Psychology 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2018.
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#8,371,707
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#1,451
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#154,728
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#1
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