International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014


Creatine Kinase for Prognostication in Organophosphorus Poisoning

Dayanand Raddi | Anikethana G V [2]


Abstract: Organophosphorus poisoning is the responsible for a significant morbidity and mortality in agrarian countries. The incidence of poisoning is higher in young, economically active group with a case fatality rate of 10-20 %. Our study was done to evaluate the prognostic significance of Creatine kinase in organophosphorus poisoning. During the study period a total of 360 poisoning cases were admitted to the hospital of which 80 were eligible for the study. The mortality in patient with elevated creatine kinase was 39.47 % as against 4.76 % in patients with normal creatine kinase. It was statistically significant. Ventilator requirement in patients with elevated creatine kinase was statistically significant (44.74 % vs 9.52 %). The study emphasizes the role of creatine kinase in prognostication of patients presenting with organophosphorus poisoning.


Keywords: creatine kinase, organophosphorus poisoning, acute poisoning, severity of poisoning, modified Dreisbach criteria


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,


Pages: 1336 - 1338


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