Saweera Sabbar's research while affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and other places

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In this case series, we present 2 cases of previously healthy farmers, who presented with symptoms of a cholinergic crisis that developed several hours after ingestion of camel milk. The initial case was treated with supportive medical care without using antidote as no history of direct exposure to pesticides was available.The second case presented...


... The main cause of camel milk contamination by different hazardous pesticides is the presence of their residues in animal feedstuffs because of the use of banned substances to control plant pests, pesticide application to farm animals, environmental contamination, and accidental spills (15,(24)(25)(26). Al Ali et al. (27) reported cases of previously healthy farmers who presented with symptoms of cholinergic crisis accompanied by slurred speech, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, frequent micturition, muscle fasciculation, chest discomfort, atrial fibrillation, and bradycardia that developed several hours after milk ingestion from the mammary glands of camels treated with organophosphate pesticides (OPPs) against the mite Sarcoptes scabiei cameli, agent of mange, one of the most common diseases in camel farms (28). ...