Year: 1990 Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal, v.66, no.771, (January 1990), p.70-71 SIEC No: 19910907

In this letter, the case of a 24-year-old woman who attempted suicide by ingesting malathion is described. Medical symtoms & treatment are outlined. Malathion is a highly toxic organophosphorus compound often used as an insectiside, & is a common cause of poisoning in India. (VM)