An Unusual Case of Suicide Attempt Using Intravenous Injection of Kerosene

Jayaprasad, Sushmitha; Metikurke, Vijayashankar
January 2013
Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p98
Academic Journal
Kerosene is refined oil belonging to the hydrocarbon group of compounds, available for domestic use in developing countries. Poisoning is due to inhalation, ingestion. Kerosene. We report a rare case of attempted suicide by means of intravenous injection of kerosene. It has a devastating effect and it is important to initiate active and immediate surgical intervention. Psychotherapy should also be an integral part of the management.


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