An Unusual Case of Suicide Attempt Using Intravenous Injection of Kerosene

Kerosene belongs to the hydrocarbon group of compounds, used as a fuel for lamps, as well as heating and cooking in developing countries. Accidental kerosene poisoning and intoxication usually occur by inhalation or by occupational percutaneous absorption. Adults usually ingest kerosene for the purpose of self-harm, and children may ingest accidentally. Suicidal attempt using intravenous kerosene is an extra ordinary and very rare occurrence. A very few data are available regarding effects of intravenous administration of kerosene and its management.

Authors: Hasan MN, Sutradhar SR, Ahmed SM, Chowdhury IH. ;Full Source: Mymensingh Medical Journal. 2016 Jul;25(3):571-4. ;