Acute Pyrethroids Insecticide Ingestion in An Elderly Patient

Authors

  • Yhan Batista
  • Novira Widajanti

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17140

Keywords:

pyrethroids, elderly, chemical ingestion, intoxication, depression

Abstract

Insecticide ingestion is not an uncommon phenomenon found in daily practices. An elderly woman, 69-yearold,
was rushed to emergency room due to household cleaning liquid ingestion. There was a history of previous
suicide attempt and severe depressive episode before. Since there was no sign of severe intoxication, patient
received symptomatic treatment. Patient was discharged with symptomatic treatment and antidepressants.

Author Biographies

Yhan Batista

Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Universitas Airlangga – Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya, Indonesia

Novira Widajanti

Geriatrician, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Universitas
Airlangga – Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya, Indonesia

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Yhan Batista, & Novira Widajanti. (2021). Acute Pyrethroids Insecticide Ingestion in An Elderly Patient. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2900-2903. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17140