We describe a lethal poisoning in a healthy woman caused by deliberate ingestion of aluminium phosphide (AlP), a pesticide used to kill rodents and insects. Toxicity of AlP and review of cases reported to the National Poisons Information Service (London) 1997–2003 are discussed.
- AlP, aluminium phosphide
- LV, left ventricle
- Aluminium phosphide
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