*Corresponding author:Bassem W Ghali, Department of Hospital Medicine, 533 Parnassus Ave, Box 0131, U149, San Francisco, CA 94143, Secretar
Received: February 21, 2018; Published: May 15,2018
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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.
Abbreviations: 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