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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 43, Pages: 3959-3961

Original Article

Multisystem Organ Failure in A Patient with Eucalyptus Oil Poisoning – A Case Report

Received Date:01 October 2023, Accepted Date:12 October 2023, Published Date:17 November 2023


Objectives: To report a case of Eucalyptus oil (EO) poisoning by an 18-year-old boy. Methods: A case study of an adult who attempted suicide with EO, initially presenting with neurological symptoms, gradually developing multiorgan failure, and received treatment through a multidisciplinary approach. Findings: An 18-year-old boy with an alleged history of consuming approximately 50ml of EO experienced a seizure and was initially treated at an outside hospital. He was later referred to a private hospital in Chennai, India, for further management. Subsequently, he developed multiorgan failure and was treated through a multidisciplinary approach. Recommendation: Proper awareness campaigns should be conducted among the public to prevent accidental ingestion of EO. Health hazard notifications should be prominently displayed on such products to ensure safe handling. Additionally, the inclusion of a centralized medical helpline for public benefit is advisable.

Keywords: Eucalyptus Oil, Poisoning, Neurotoxicity, Seizure, Organ Failure, Over Dose


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© 2023 Gnanasekaran & Jayakumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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