Ischemic Stroke as a Rare Manifestation of Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning: a Case Report

  • Mahmoud Abedini Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
  • Farzad Fatehi Department of Neurology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nasim Tabrizi Mail Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Aluminium phosphide, Poisoning, Intoxication, Stroke


Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is a solid fumigant which is widely used for a suicide attempt in Iran. Although neurologic symptoms are commonly reported, cerebrovascular stenosis is rare in AlP poisoning. We described ischemic stroke as a delayed complication of AlP intoxication. A 30-year-old man was admitted because of sudden onset left side hemiplegia, 11 days after intentional ingestion of three rice tablets. Investigations revealed in situ thrombosis in right middle cerebral artery (MCA) while other causes of stroke in young adults were excluded. Ischemic stroke should be considered as a delayed complication of AlP intoxication even after the acute phase of intoxication.


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How to Cite
Abedini M, Fatehi F, Tabrizi N. Ischemic Stroke as a Rare Manifestation of Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning: a Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 52(12):947-949.