Year: 1992 Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, v.86, no.4, (October 1992), p.421-424 SIEC No: 19930464

This article describes the case history of a 70-year-old man admitted to hospital after ingesting parathion in a suicide attempt. Intermediate syndrome-related symptoms, including external ophthalmoparesis, ptosis, respiratory, neck flexor & proximal limb muscle weakness, & reduced deep tendon reflexes persisted for 3 weeks & were not influenced by therapy. Despite treatment for cholecystitis, the patient died from septic shock more than a month after being admitted. (26 refs.)