Thallium in rodenticide- banned or not..!!!- Two case reports

Authors : Priyanka Verma, Abhishek Verma, Ankur Verma, Surbhi

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijfcm.2022.037

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.

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