Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 482-485

Rapid onset pulmonary fibrosis due to paraquat poisoning

Department of Medicine, Pad Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Harshad Patil
Department of Medicine, pad Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135277

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Grammaxone (paraquat) is trade name for N,N'-dimethyl-4,4′bipyridinium dichloride. It is most widely used as herbicide. It came into disrepute because of accidental or intentional ingestion leading to a high mortality. Paraquat is commonly preferred for suicide by farmers because of easy availability, low cost, low toxic dose. Here we are reporting a case of paraquat poisoning with pulmonary fibrosis developing over 2 weeks.

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