Authors : Priyanka Verma, Abhishek Verma, Ankur Verma, Surbhi
Volume : 9
Issue : 4
Year : 2022
Page No : 178-180
Thallium poisoning is considered rare among all heavy metals. They are banned in view of their criminal use as an homicidal agent and a potential threat to environment. Their illegal use are still under practice and reported from time to time. We report two cases presented with similar manifestations i.e., gastrointestinal symptoms, peripheral neuropathy and alopecia which are characteristic of thallium toxicity which was later confirmed biochemically in blood and urine specimen. They were both treated successfully with activated charcoal, potassium chloride and hemodialysis.
Keywords: Rodenticide, Peripheral neuropathy, Alopecia, Potassium chloride, Hemodialysis.