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“Successful Treatment of Acute Liver Failure due to Yellow Phosphorus Ingestion in a Rural, Low Resource Setting”

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Bassem W Ghali*1,2, Timothy S Laux 1,2, Gajanan B Phutke1, Reshma D Souza1 and Priyank Jain1,3

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    • 1Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Ganiyari, Chhattisgarh, India
    • 2Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    • 3Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    *Corresponding author:Bassem W Ghali, Department of Hospital Medicine, 533 Parnassus Ave, Box 0131, U149, San Francisco, CA 94143, Secretar, Tel: +1(202)498-3644; Email:;

Received: February 21, 2018;   Published: May 15,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.0001072

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We present the case of a teenage girl who presented with hyperacute fulminant hepatic failure after ingesting a potentially lethal dose of yellow phosphorous rat poison and survived. We review the literature and describe the clinical course of yellow phosphorus poisoning, and focus on interventions appropriate to lower resource settings N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) and good supportive care.

Abbreviation: NAC: N-Acetylcysteine; FFP: Fresh Frozen Plasma; INR: International Normalized Ratio; MELD: Model For End-Stage Liver Disease; ASLD: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

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