Overview of Organo-phosphorus Compound Poisoning in Bangladesh and Medico-legal Aspects Related to Fatal Cases

  • Mushtaq Ahmad Graded Specialist & Head, Forensic Medicine, AFMC
  • Farial Naima Rahman Practicing Sonologist
  • Mohd Ashrafuzzaman Head, Pharmacology, AFMC
  • Dipak Kumer Paul Chowdhury Associate Professor, Pharmacology, AFMC
  • Mohammad Ali Associate Professor, Community Medicine , AFMC
Keywords: organophosphates

Abstract

The corresponding author Mushtaq Ahmed was added on 3/12/2009.

Introduction: Bangladesh is a developing country of South Asia. Rural population of this country is mostly dependant on agricultural cultivations. With the advance of times, pesticides are, now a days routinely used for modern cultivation method. These are readily available as over the counter (OTC) drugs in village shops and act as a common agent for suicidal purpose after trivial family problems. Currently pesticide self poisoning has become a major clinical problem of the developing countries  killing around 3,00,000 people each year. Industrialized countries are also affected by it, where a significant proportion of suicidal death are caused by Pesticide ingestion. Of course, such poisoning is seldom included as a priority for heath research in this country.  

doi: 10.3329/jafmc.v5i1.2851

JAFMC Bangladesh. Vol 5, No 1 (June) 2009 pp.41-45

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Ahmad, M., Rahman, F., Ashrafuzzaman, M., Chowdhury, D., & Ali, M. (1). Overview of Organo-phosphorus Compound Poisoning in Bangladesh and Medico-legal Aspects Related to Fatal Cases. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 5(1), 41-45. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v5i1.2851
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