Case ReportSpontaneous Ignition in Case of Celphos PoisoningYadav, Jayanthi MD; Athawal, B K. DPM, MD; Dubey, B P. DFM, MD; Yadav, V K. MD Author Information From the Department of Forensic Medicine and Department of Pharmacology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Manuscript received January 26, 2006; accepted January 28, 2006. Reprints: Jayanthi Yadav, MD, 17 extension, Surabhi Mohini Homes, Berkhera Pathani, PO Piplani Bhopal MP India. E-mail: [email protected]. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 28(4):p 353-355, December 2007. | DOI: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31815b4bed Buy Metrics Abstract Celphos (aluminum phosphide) poisoning is the most common cause of poisoning in India. The mechanism of action, acute and chronic effect on human body, its symptoms and signs, and the line of treatment are well documented and research is still going on to find a suitable antidote. “Spontaneous ignition” is a rare but interesting finding in case of aluminum phosphide poisoning. We present the autopsy findings in this case report along with the probable factors that led to occurrence of such finding. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.