Acetamiprid Poisoning Followed By Prolonged Muscle Weakness
Pinar, Huseyin Ulas
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Neonicotinoids, a new insecticide group, are considered to possess a low toxicity profile for humans. In this paper, a 41-year-old female patient who was treated for prolonged muscle weakness at an intensive care unit for 22 days and discharged without any sequela following oral acetamiprid intake for suicidal purposes is reported. After developing a clinical picture similar to the intermediate syndrome seen in organophosphate poisoning, the patient recovered with the help of symptomatic and supportive treatment.