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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: "chumbinho" Poisoning: Challenge To Clinical Diagnosis And Treatment [intoxicação Por "chumbinho": Um Desafio Para O Diagnóstico Clínico E Para O Tratamento]
Author: Correa C.L.
Zambrone F.A.D.
Cazarin K.C.C.
Abstract: "Chumbinho" is a popular name of a granular pesticide registered for agriculture use, which has been illegally commercialized as a household rodenticide in Brazil and is responsible for many poisonings cases, specially related to adults in suicide attempts. Carbamates and organophosphates, both cholinesterase inhibitor insecticides, are the main constituents of this product, specially aldicarb, carbofuran and phorate. By toxicological point of view, there are small variations in clinical presentation, but significant differences in treatment of these insecticides, that is extremely concerning, mainly in terms of incidental cases, where the differentiation of carbamate from organophosphorate poisoning is impractical. It becomes a real challenge in the case of "chumbinho" because, most of the time, the active ingredient in the formulation is not known. The purpose of this study was to realize an actual and critical approach about the clandestine use of "chumbinho", including description of epidemiological data, clinical diagnosis aspects and types of treatment considered suitable in these poisonings.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2004
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