Carbamate Poisoning – An Autopsy Study


  • Jinu.M1, Thankamma.P.George2, N.A.Balaram3, Sujisha.S.S4



Agriculture, Death, Furadan, Insecticide, Poisoning


Acute poisoning is a cause of both morbidity and fatality in many parts of the world. Furadan, the organocarbamate
commonly available in Kerala, being used in plantain, tea, potato and carrot farms as insecticide
are usually misused as an easy source of poison for suicide. This study was carried out on Twenty nine
medico legal cases, brought with history of carbamate poisoning which were brought for autopsy during
the period from January 2014 to June 2015. The main objectives of the study were to study post-mortem
findings in Carbamate poisoning, clinical profile in Carbamate poisoning and histopathological changes in
Brain, Heart, Lungs, Liver and Kidney due to Carbamate poisoning. Males (82.8%) outnumbered females
and maximum cases were of age group 51-60 yrs (27.6%). Most of the victims were taken to hospital
for treatment and died after admission (58.6%). Such studies of poisoning cases will help authorities for
planning, prevention and treatment of these cases

Author Biography

Jinu.M1, Thankamma.P.George2, N.A.Balaram3, Sujisha.S.S4

1Junior Consultant (Forensic Medicine) District Hospital Idukki, Kerala, 2Assosiate. Prof, Dept. of Forensic
Medicine,Govt.Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 3Prof & HOD Dept. of Forensic Medicine,Govt.
Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, 4Assist. Prof, Dept. of Forensic Medicine,Govt.Medical College,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala



How to Cite

Jinu.M1, Thankamma.P.George2, N.A.Balaram3, Sujisha.S.S4. (2020). Carbamate Poisoning – An Autopsy Study. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1-7.

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