Acute yellow phosphorus poisoning causing fulminant hepatic
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White phosphorus is well known as a potent hepatotoxin and a severe local and systemic toxin causing damage to gastrointestinal, hepatic, cardiovascular, and renal systems. It is used in the manufacture of matches, fireworks, rodenticide, and fertilizers. Death results due to acute liver failure. “Yellow phosphorus” (YP) is formed by a small amount of red phosphorus resulting discoloration of white phosphorus.[YP is a general protoplasmic toxin and is used in the manufacture of fireworks, rodenticide, and fertilizers. Rodenticides are available as powders or pastes containing 2%–5% of YP. The estimated dose of YP that is lethal to the liver is 1 mg/kg, and the ingestion of that amount results in death due to acute liver failure and cardiovascular collapse. Although YP poisoning may result from industrial accidents in developed countries, it also occurs in adults who are attempting suicide and accidentally by oral intake in children, particularly on festival days, in developing countries.Management of yellow phosphorus (YP) poisoning is supportive with no antidote available. Here, we present a case of acute YP poisoning in a 25-year-old female presenting with fulminant hepatic failure and duodenal perforation.........

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3912669/
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