Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

TOXICOLOGY TALES
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 433--434

Organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning from a home-made shampoo


Yair Sadaka1, Arnon Broides1, Raffi Lev Tzion1, Matitiahu Lifshitz2 
1 Department of Pediatric Emergency, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
2 Department of Pediatric Emergency and Clinical Toxicology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Arnon Broides
Department of Pediatric Emergency, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Israel

Organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning is a major health problem in children. We report an unusual cause of organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning. Two children were admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit due to organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning after exposure from a home-made shampoo that was used for the treatment of head lice. Owing to no obvious source of poisoning, the diagnosis of organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning in one of these patients was delayed. Both patients had an uneventful recovery. Organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning from home-made shampoo is possible. In cases where the mode of poisoning is unclear, direct questioning about the use of home-made shampoo is warranted, in these cases the skin and particularly the scalp should be rinsed thoroughly as soon as possible.


How to cite this article:
Sadaka Y, Broides A, Tzion RL, Lifshitz M. Organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning from a home-made shampoo.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2011;4:433-434


How to cite this URL:
Sadaka Y, Broides A, Tzion RL, Lifshitz M. Organophosphate acetylcholine esterase inhibitor poisoning from a home-made shampoo. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];4:433-434
Available from: https://www.onlinejets.org/article.asp?issn=0974-2700;year=2011;volume=4;issue=3;spage=433;epage=434;aulast=Sadaka;type=0