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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 38-41

Formic acid poisoning: The vital role of endoscopy in assessment and follow-up


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Krishna Prasad
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 607, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_17_19

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Formic acid poisoning, especially intentional, carries a high risk of mortality and morbidity. Unavailability of antidote and rapid deterioration after consumption is an important factor in the management of these types of poisoning. Here, we report a case of suicidal formic acid poisoning which presented to our emergency department. Our objective is to review the literature on formic acid poisoning with emphasis on the role and utility of endoscopy in determining its severity and prognosis.


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