Acute Pyrethroids Insecticide Ingestion in An Elderly Patient
Keywords:pyrethroids, elderly, chemical ingestion, intoxication, depression
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.
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