Leukopenia, Hypomagnesemia in 2,4-D Poisoning-A Rare Presentation

Authors

  • Ajita Kumar Bhoi1 , Prafulla Kumar Bariha2 , Khetra Mohan Tudu2 ,Manoj Kumar Mohapatra3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10347

Keywords:

2,4-D formulations, leukopenia, hypomagnesemia.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Ajita Kumar Bhoi1 , Prafulla Kumar Bariha2 , Khetra Mohan Tudu2 ,Manoj Kumar Mohapatra3

1 Post graduate Trainee, Dept.of General Medicine VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR),

Burla, Odisha, 2 Asst. Prof.Dept of General Medicine, VIMSAR , Burla Odisha, 3 Professor of Medicine,Dept.of

General Medicine,VIMSAR,B urla, Odisha

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ajita Kumar Bhoi1 , Prafulla Kumar Bariha2 , Khetra Mohan Tudu2 ,Manoj Kumar Mohapatra3. (2020). Leukopenia, Hypomagnesemia in 2,4-D Poisoning-A Rare Presentation. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 166-167. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10347