Organophosphate poisoning – shadow-boxing in the intensive care unit

R van Zyl Smit, G Richards


Organophosphate poisoning is not a new phenomenon in South Africa (SA) and is seen regularly in the intensive care unit (ICU), with several reports dating from the mid-1980s.

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R van Zyl Smit, Division of Pulmonology, Groote Schuur Hospital , Cape Town, South Africa

G Richards, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2019;25(3):102. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2019.v25i3.025

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Date submitted: 2019-09-17
Date published: 2019-09-17

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