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Induced abortion by vaginal use of aluminum phosphide in a 44-year-old woman: A case report

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(2020) Induced abortion by vaginal use of aluminum phosphide in a 44-year-old woman: A case report. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. ISSN 22518770 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is an efficient and toxic pesticide that is easily available in many Asian countries such as Iran. Many cases of unintentional or suicidal use of AlP have been reported in these countries, and these statistics are rising rapidly. We aim to present a case of abortion induced by vaginal use of AlP. We report a 44-year-old gravid woman who self-administered one-quarter of a 3-g AlP tablet intravaginally. Ultrasound at 6 hours postadmission showed no fetal movement or heart motion. Intravaginal administration of AlP can lead to fetal death and abortion. There is concern about the spread of vaginal use of these agents in pregnant women, as the number of illegal abortions is increasing. © 2020 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Khalighi, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Hashemi, F. S.UNSPECIFIED
Bazgir, N.UNSPECIFIED
Azami, G.UNSPECIFIED
Shafiei, E.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Abortion Aluminum phosphide Poisoning alanine aminotransferase sodium chloride toxin adult anxiety arterial gas Article bleeding body temperature breathing case report clinical article consciousness level diastolic blood pressure drug intoxication echography fear female fetus death fetus echography follow up gestational age gynecological examination hospital admission hospital discharge human hyperventilation induced abortion laboratory test lethargy maternity ward mental stress pelvic examination physical examination primigravida respiratory alkalosis spontaneous abortion systolic blood pressure unconsciousness vagina bleeding vital sign weakness
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Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 2
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.32598/ijmtfm.v10i2.29025
ISSN: 22518770 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3286

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