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Emerg Med J. 2006 Sep;23(9):718-20.

Toxicology case of the month: ingestion of two unidentified tablets by a toddler.

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Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia.

Abstract

An asymptomatic 18 month old child presents to the emergency department of a small district hospital shortly after ingesting two unidentified tablets. A small number of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs may produce life threatening toxicity in a small child if ingested even in one or two dose units and the onset of toxicity may be delayed for some agents. Following risk assessment, a rational management plan is devised and the child is carefully monitored. The patient is observed overnight and discharged home the following day.

PMID:
16921090
PMCID:
PMC2564221
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2006.034926
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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