Poisoning from a dietary supplement administered during hospitalization
Department of Emergency Medicine
Bromides; Child; Coma; Dietary Supplements; Epilepsy; Hospital Administration; Hospitalization; Humans; Male; Organizational Policy; Pneumonia, Aspiration
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
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.
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Citation: Pediatrics. 2002 Mar;109(3):E49.
Boyer, Edward W.; Kearney, Susan; Shannon, Michael W.; Quang, Lawrence; Woolf, Alan D.; and Kemper, Kathi J., "Poisoning from a dietary supplement administered during hospitalization" (2002). Open Access Articles. 1734.