A Case of Acute Poisoning by Methyl Demeton in a Female 5 Months Pregnant

  • R. B. Carrington da Costa
  • E. R. Maul
  • J. Pimentel
  • J. S. Gonçalves
  • A. Rebelo
  • L. C. Oliveira
  • Ascenção Rebelo
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Toxicology book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 5)

Abstract

During the last decade the number of poisonings by pesticides in Portugal has been steadily rising. Out of 140 patients treated in our Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.), 86 were male and 54 were female, one of whom was 5 months pregnant. Besides all the care and surveillance required by every case of acute poisoning, pregnant females raise particular problems. Four months later, she gave birth to a normal child. Its follow-up has shown a normal morpho-physiological and psycho-motor development.

Key words

Suicidal poisoning Pesticide Methyl demeton Pregnancy Atropine Fetal growth Intensive care treatment 

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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Carrington da Costa
    • 1
  • E. R. Maul
    • 1
  • J. Pimentel
    • 1
  • J. S. Gonçalves
    • 1
  • A. Rebelo
    • 1
  • L. C. Oliveira
    • 1
  • Ascenção Rebelo
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitCoimbra University HospitalCoimbraPortugal

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