oa South African Family Practice - Paraffin poisoning in children. What can we do differently? : letter to the editor



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(3) 4 Paraffin Poisoning in Children. What can we do differently? To the editor: I looked forward to reading the article by Malangu, et al1, given the prospect of new management findings to this common problem. My interest was further stirred by a recent tragedy of two young girls (aged 11 and 12) committing suicide by paraffin ingestion. They presented late in comma and severe pneumonia. However your research seems to pertain exclusively to accidental poisoning. Have there been any reports of deliberate paraffin ingestion in your sample? Due to small amount (1ml) of this low viscosity ..


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