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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - What's new in toxicology? : more about ... paediatric emergency medicine
Poisoning in children causes great anxiety in parents and health professionals alike.
Most cases of poisoning involve a child aged 1 - 2 years who has swallowed a small amount of one substance. In adolescence there is a second peak, due to deliberate self-poisoning. This usually involves large quantities of medicines, recreational drugs and ethanol, often taken together.
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