Medicine – MCQ 114 – A hoursewife ingests a rodenticide white powder accidentally

A hoursewife ingests a rodenticide white powder accidentally. She is brought to hospital where the examination shows generalized, flaccid paralysis and an irregular pulse. ECG shows multiple ventricular ectopics, generalized changes with ST-T. Serum potassium is 2.5 m Eq/L. The most likely ingested poison is:
a) Barium carbonate
b) Super warfarins
c) Zinc phosphide
d) Aluminium phosphide

Correct answer : a) Barium carbonate

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Features of barium carbonate poisoning

Barium carbonate is a whitish powder It is used as a rodenticide Symptoms develop within half an hour of poison...