International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2021)

Organophosphorus induced toxic myeloneuropathy


Nitesh Kanwar, Neha Patial

Organophosphate (OP) poisoning is the most common poisoning in India.Organophosphate poisoning (OP) is known to cause various neurological syndrome which include acute toxic effects due to cholinergic crisis and delay-ed syndrome characterised by motor-sensory polyneuropathy. Pure motor neuropathy with intact sensory conduction is rarely documented. Delayed neuropathy is initiated by an attack on a nervous tissue esterase. Although uncommon, delayed neurotoxicity has been consistently reported in literature. This mechanism is implicated not only in damaging peripheral nervous system but also in causing central processes leading to myelopathy. We report a case of patient who came to our hospital with delayed neurological manifestations of organophosphorus poisoning, which came out to be OP-induced myeloneuropathy after detailed analysis and evaluation.
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