Organophosphate Poisoning

Etiology

  • Inhibits cholinesterase, increased levels acetylcholine

Risk Factors

  • Accidental (exposure via working w/pesticides, farmworkers)
  • Intentional (suicide attempt)
  • Biological weapon→ Sarin

Symptoms

  • Confusion
  • Lacrimation
  • Sob
  • Weakness
  • Multiple acute sx related to ash excess

Physical Exam Findings

  • Ill appearing
  • Acute confusion
  • Lacrimation
  • Sweating
  • Bradycardia
  • Weakness
  • Wheezing
  • Excessive resp secretions