Copper sulphate toxicity in a young male complicated by methemoglobinemia, rhabdomyolysis and renal failure

Document Type

Case Report


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Pathology and Microbiology; Internal Medicine


Copper sulphate is a compound prepared by the action of sulphuric acid on copper II. Copper sulphate is widely used asfungicide, herbicide and for photography. In a human being, it can lead to anemia. Medical literature is lacking regarding accidental or suicidal poisoning cases of copper sulphate in Pakistan. We present a case of accidental ingestion of copper sulphate resulting in severe acute toxicity, which was successfully managed by intensive supportive measures and Dimercaprol (BAL).

Publication ( Name of Journal)

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP