n South African Journal of Child Health - Neonatal cholinergic syndrome - organophosphate poisoning or herbal medicine intoxication? : letter




A history of organophosphate exposure may not be evident in neonates presenting with cholinergic symptoms; the effects depend on the type of chemical, its concentration and length of exposure. Exposure can occur in various ways, such as inhalation or absorption through intact skin from contact with contaminated work clothes of an adult, which can explain cases where no pesticides were used in the home.


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