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Acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure with encephalopathy in a newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17262050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of oral acetaminophen toxicity in a term newborn infant successfully treated with a 20 h intravenous N-acetylcysteine infusion protocol without any adverse effects. This case report supports the use of N-acetylcysteine to treat neonatal acetaminophen toxicity and highlights the need for better education of parents regarding the appropriate use and dosage of acetaminophen in newborns.
L Walls; C F Baker; S Sarkar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-30     Completed Date:  2007-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0254, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acetaminophen / adverse effects*,  blood
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Liver Failure, Acute / chemically induced*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; 103-90-2/Acetaminophen

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