Leukopenia, Hypomagnesemia in 2,4-D Poisoning-A Rare Presentation
Keywords:2,4-D formulations, leukopenia, hypomagnesemia.
2,4-D(2,4-Dichlorophenoxyaceticacid) is a common herbicide in agriculture field. It has moderately toxic
effect on mammals.2,4-D is available either in salt or ester formulations for field level use .Although no
specific antidote available for this herbicide, forced alkaline diuresis is one of the modalities of treatment
to promote early excretion of toxin through kidney and minimize its complications .Other management are
essentially supportive measure and prevention of possible complications like aspiration pneumonia .There
are a numbers of complications that are reported in varying degree .It affects skeletal muscle ,cardiovascular
,gastrointestinal , renal ,central and peripheral nervous system. Here we report a case who developed unusual
complications like leukopenia, hypomagnesemia, proximal muscle weakness after consumption of 2,4-D
after suicidal intent.
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