n South African Journal of Child Health - Accidental podophyllin poisoning in a 3-year-old child : case report
|Article Title||Accidental podophyllin poisoning in a 3-year-old child : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Author||T. De Wit and T. Bisseru|
|Publication Date||Apr 2015|
|Pages||63 - 64|
Accidental poisoning in children remains a common presentation in healthcare centres worldwide, with the highest rates of fatal poisonings occurring in Africa. Podophyllin, commonly used for genital warts, is a rare agent in poisoning cases. A few cases have been reported in the international literature, with serious systemic and neurological side-effects. We report a case of accidental podophyllin poisoning in a 3-year-old boy, which was complicated with organ dysfunction. The case highlights the severe neurological side-effects of podophyllin poisoning and the importance of accident prevention in our communities.
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