Alkaline Diuresis as Treatment for 2,4-D Dimethylamine Herbicide Intoxication

Badu, Apolonia Berenika and Cempakadewi, Ade Ajeng and Budihardja, Brigitta Marcia and Ake, Anselmus (2022) Alkaline Diuresis as Treatment for 2,4-D Dimethylamine Herbicide Intoxication. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 9 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Acute intoxication with 2,4-D dimethylamine is rare, often fatal and can cause signs and symptoms in different organ systems. This case report describes the effectiveness of alkaline diuresis as a life-saving treatment for chlorophenoxy intoxication, especially in healthcare facilities without access to haemodialysis. A patient had attempted suicide by ingesting 2,4-D dimethylamine, with toxic effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems, and the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems. However, she significantly improved after alkaline diuresis, accompanied by resuscitation, decontamination of the gastrointestinal system, and supportive therapies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herbicide intoxication, 2,4-D dimethylamine, alkaline diuresis, chlorophenoxy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 16:58
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 16:58

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