n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - What's new in toxicology? : more about ... paediatric emergency medicine

Volume 31, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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