Organophosphate intoxication presenting as diabetic keto-acidosis

Ann Trop Paediatr. 2009 Jun;29(2):155-8. doi: 10.1179/146532809X440789.


Organophosphate (OP) poisoning is common in developing countries. The presenting symptoms and signs of OP intoxication are multiple and may cause difficulty in differential diagnosis, especially in children. A case of OP intoxication is reported who presented as diabetic keto-acidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / chemically induced*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Female
  • Gastric Lavage
  • Humans
  • Organophosphate Poisoning*
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced*
  • Treatment Outcome