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Acute renal failure in a case of paraquat poisoning with relative absence of pulmonary toxicity.
  1. C. M. Florkowski,
  2. S. M. Bradberry,
  3. G. W. Ching,
  4. A. F. Jones
  1. West Midlands Poisons Unit, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, UK.


    A 37 year old male presented after the ingestion of paraquat ('Gramoxone', 20% w/v). Plasma paraquat concentrations indicated that he had a greater than 50% probability of death. The patient survived following a period of acute oliguric renal failure and with only mild pulmonary toxicity.

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