Organochlorine Pesticide Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 29, 2015
  • Author: Matthew L Wong, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Except in patients with clearly documented acute exposure, a broad differential diagnosis should be considered. Alternative explanations for symptoms may include other toxidromes, underlying medical conditions, and trauma. Other problems to consider may include the following:

  • CNS stimulant ingestions and overdose

  • Camphor toxicity

  • Strychnine toxicity

  • Picrotoxin toxicity

  • Sodium monofluoroacetate (SMFA) toxicity

  • Hypoxemia

  • Idiopathic epilepsy

Differential Diagnoses