n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - What's new in toxicology? : more about ... paediatric emergency medicine
|Article Title||What's new in toxicology? : more about ... paediatric emergency medicine|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and 2 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Nov 2013|
|Pages||408 - 409|
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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