Carbofuran-induced acute pancreatitis (Journal article)

Rizos, E./ Liberopoulos, E./ Kosta, P./ Efremidis, S./ Elisaf, M. S.

CONTEXT: Carbamate insecticides are widely used in commercial agriculture and home gardening. A serious side effect of organophosphate and carbamate intoxication is the development of acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to our hospital with cholinergic crisis and pancreatitis soon after the ingestion of a carbamate insecticide (carbofuran). An abdominal CT scan disclosed pancreatic necrosis with intrapancreatic fluid collection, consistent with the development of a pancreatic pseudocyst in a subsequent CT scan. No predisposing factor for pancreatitis was evident. Pseudocholinesterase levels returned to normal 7 days later and the patient was discharged in good physical condition one month after admission. DISCUSSION: Although acute pancreatitis is not infrequent after organophosphate intoxication, it is quite rare after carbamate ingestion and has not been previously reported after carbofuran intoxication.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Acute Disease,Adult,Carbofuran/*poisoning,Female,Humans,Insecticides/*poisoning,Pancreatitis/*chemically induced/diagnosis/radiography,Tomography, X-Ray Computed
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/23302
ISSN: 1590-8577
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14730122
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