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Vergiftungen beim Kind, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Haushaltprodukte


Rauber-Lüthy, C; Staubli, G (2009). Vergiftungen beim Kind, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Haushaltprodukte. Therapeutische Umschau, 66(5):373-378.

Abstract

Poisoning in children with household products are common. The majority of these accidents are of low severity and resolve without complications. The big challenge for physicians is to reveal the few situations that could be life-threatening where immediate interventions is needed. The most commonly encountered substances in household products are detergents, alcohols (ethanol, isopropanol), hydrocarbons, as well as irritants (bleach, limescale removers). Rare but dangerous chemicals are for example "toxic alcohols" (methanol, ethylene glycol) and strong acids and alkalis. Also in case of ingestion of button batteries or magnets severe cases are uncommon but each case must be judged carefully to identify the cases where complications could appear.

Abstract

Poisoning in children with household products are common. The majority of these accidents are of low severity and resolve without complications. The big challenge for physicians is to reveal the few situations that could be life-threatening where immediate interventions is needed. The most commonly encountered substances in household products are detergents, alcohols (ethanol, isopropanol), hydrocarbons, as well as irritants (bleach, limescale removers). Rare but dangerous chemicals are for example "toxic alcohols" (methanol, ethylene glycol) and strong acids and alkalis. Also in case of ingestion of button batteries or magnets severe cases are uncommon but each case must be judged carefully to identify the cases where complications could appear.

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Other titles:Pediatric poisoning, with special reference to household products
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2009
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 11:55
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 01:25
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0040-5930
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930.66.5.373
PubMed ID:19401988

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