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Arch Pediatr. 2015 Jan;22(1):43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2014.10.008. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

[Intoxication from accidental ingestion of cannabis: analysis of eight cases].

[Article in French]

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1
Service de pédiatrie générale, centre hospitalier de Perpignan, 20, avenue du Languedoc, 66046 Perpignan, France. Electronic address: cecile.patissier@gmail.com.
2
Service de pédiatrie générale, centre hospitalier de Perpignan, 20, avenue du Languedoc, 66046 Perpignan, France.

Abstract

Consultations at pediatric emergency units for acute consciousness alterations is frequent. Miscellaneous causes include cranial trauma, meningoencephalitis, metabolic disorders, drugs, or other intoxications. We report here eight cases of infants who were brought to the emergency division due to acute consciousness failure after accidental ingestion of hashish, confirmed by urinary dosage of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This series of under 24-month-old infants only emphasizes the value of screening for cannabis in urine in cases of abnormal consciousness and/or abnormal behavior in an infant.

PMID:
25466782
DOI:
10.1016/j.arcped.2014.10.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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