Non-fatal ethylene dibromide ingestion

S. Singh, A. Gupta, S. Sharma, A. Sud, A. Wanchu, P. Bambery

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Ethylene dibromide (1.2-dibromoethane) is widely used to fumigate grain and fruit in India. However, acute poisoning due to it has rarely been reported in the literature and most of these patients had an fatal outcome. We describe the suicide attempt of a young male who ingested an ampoule (3 ml) of it, developed acute hepatic and renal failure, metabolic acidosis and coagulopathy but survived following supportive measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalHuman and Experimental Toxicology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethylene dibromide
  • Poisoning
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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