A Study of Correlation of Peradeniya Organophosphorus Scale (POP) and Serum Amylase Level in Assessing the Clinical Severity and Outcome of Organophosphorus Compound Poisoning

Dr Sindhu Malini. B, Postgraduate, Department of General Medicine, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Chidambaram, India, 608002
2020 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Organophosphorus compound (OPC) poisoning is common in developing countries like India. In the recent times, POP scale and serum amylase levels are being used as a marker to assess the clinical severity of OPC poisoning. In the present study, patient's clinical scoring by POP scale and serum amylase levels were estimated and its correlation with the clinical severity and outcome of OPC poisoning were established. Aim of the study: To assess the outcome of Organophosphorus poisoning in relation
more » ... soning in relation to the serum amylase levels and POP (Peradeniya Organophosphorus) scale Results: In this study, themean serum amylase level was 268.65 IU/L. The mean amylase level was 282.32 IU/L in the non survivors. POP scoring and serum amylase levels correlated directly with the severity of OP poisoning and mortality with a statistically significant p value of <0.001 Conclusion: Serum amylase level and Peradeniya organophosphorus scale (POP) correlated well with the clinical severity of OPC poisoning and are better predictors of the outcome, which were either recovery or death. Several studies on OPC poisoning were reported in the literature; however consensus is yet to be established on the role of serum amylase level and POP scale in OPC poisoning
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v8i11.65 fatcat:tuanmeb33rfmhnk67sjguj56qi