Transient Leukopenia in Zinc Phosphide Poisoning

  • Ali Ostadi
  • Hamid Noshad
  • Ali Reza Ghaffari
  • Ali Banagozar
Keywords: leukopenia, zinc phosphide, poisoning, Toxicity, Suicide attempt, Injuries, Suicide,


Zinc phosphide is used as a rodenticide. Sometimes it is used for suicide attempts. Most usual clinical manifestations are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, irritability, flash pulmonary edema, reduced blood pressure, cardiac dysrhythmias and non-cardiogenic shock. Some other rare presentations are reported. Hereby, we present a case of young woman poisoned with this drug due to suicide attempt who had unexplained transient leukopenia.


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