Potassium permanganate toxicity: A rare case with difficult
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Introduction :
Potassium permanganate (KMnO4), is a powerful oxidizing agent, which is readily available over the counter. It is a highly corrosive and water-soluble oxidizing agent. Tissue contact produces coagulation necrosis. Lethal consequences of oral ingestion are well described, with morbidity and mortality caused by airway edema and obstruction or circulatory collapse. Recently we managed a case of suicidal ingestion of the lethal dose of KMnO4 presenting in ER with hypoxia and upper airway obstruction and later on development of acute hepatic toxicity and coagulopathy as systemic manifestations.....

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