Aluminium phosphide poisoning resulting in cardiac arrest, successful treatment with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR): a case report

Juan Lehoux, Zachary Hena, Megan E. McCabe, Giles J. Peek

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Abstract

Aluminium phosphide (AP) is a pesticide used against rodents and insects. Exposure of AP to water releases phosphine gas. Phosphine is a highly toxic mitochondrial poison to which there is no known antidote. We report a case of a 3-year-old female with accidental home exposure to AP, which resulted in cardiac arrest, who was successfully supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPerfusion (United Kingdom)
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • aluminium phosphide
  • cardiomyopathy
  • ECMO
  • ECPR
  • multi-organ failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Safety Research
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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