Title

Poisoning from a dietary supplement administered during hospitalization

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

3-5-2002

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Bromides; Child; Coma; Dietary Supplements; Epilepsy; Hospital Administration; Hospitalization; Humans; Male; Organizational Policy; Pneumonia, Aspiration

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Increasing numbers of persons use dietary supplements (DS). Patients who believe in the effectiveness of DS may continue to take them on admission to a health care facility. We present the case of a child who received a DS on a daily basis as an outpatient, continued its use after admission to the hospital, and became poisoned by it during his hospitalization.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Pediatrics. 2002 Mar;109(3):E49.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Pediatrics

PubMed ID

11875177