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

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


Henna Puthiyaveetil Sabeerali1, Krishna Prasad2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Sabeerali HP, Prasad K. Formic acid poisoning: The vital role of endoscopy in assessment and follow-up.Curr Med Issues 2019;17:38-41


How to cite this URL:
Sabeerali HP, Prasad K. Formic acid poisoning: The vital role of endoscopy in assessment and follow-up. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];17:38-41
Available from: https://www.cmijournal.org/article.asp?issn=0973-4651;year=2019;volume=17;issue=2;spage=38;epage=41;aulast=Sabeerali;type=0