Case Report | Volume: 6, Issue: 8, August, 2016

A Case of Accidental Formic Acid Poisoning

Sushil Kiran Kunder A. Avinash Sharath Madhyastha Raviraj Acharya Vinaya Gopalaswamy Girisha Balaraju Navin Patil Amod Tilak   

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Published:  Aug 30, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60827

Formic acid is a commonly available compound, available commercially for the purpose of coagulating rubber. It is a highly corrosive agent. Consumption of this pungent liquid has resulted in dire consequences, based on the available literature. There have been a few reports of accidental/suicidal consumption of formic acid in the past. This is one such case report of an accidental poisoning with formic acid, with successful management and recovery.

Keyword:     Rubber Corrosive Gastrointestinal bleed Caustic.


Kunder SK, Avinash A, Madhyastha S, Acharya R, Gopalaswamy V, Balaraju G, Patil N, Tilak A. A Case of Accidental Formic Acid Poisoning. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (08): 172-173.

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