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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 686-687

Neurological effects of an unusual insecticide poison: Amitraz

1 Department of Family Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sudhakar Basetty
Departments of Family Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 001, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.222044

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Amitraz is a triazapentadiene compound belonging to amidine family. As an insecticide and acaricide, it has been used to control red spider mites, scale insects, aphids, leaf worms, whitefly, bollworms, and pear psylla on Oregon pear crops. Poisoning is secondary to accidental or suicidal inhalation and ingestion of the compound. The toxicity profile is mostly in the form of alteration of the nervous system resulting in various clinical manifestations. We describe a case report of amitraz poisoning presenting with coma.

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