Three cases of recurrent epileptic seizures caused by Endosulfan

Neurol India. 2003 Mar;51(1):102-3.


To commit suicide, three young adults swallowed a relatively small amount of a widely used insecticide containing endosulfan. They developed recurrent epileptic seizures. After hospitalization they were treated and recovered without any sequel. These seizures were classified as acute symptomatic or provoked seizures. We suggest that if one faces acute repetitive seizures, especially in the rural areas, an intoxication such as endosulfan intoxication should be considered when the etiology is uncertain even in the absence of any signs of intoxication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Endosulfan / poisoning*
  • Epilepsy / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated*
  • Insecticides / poisoning*
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Rural Population
  • Suicide, Attempted


  • Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated
  • Insecticides
  • Endosulfan