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Acute intoxication and recovery following massive turpentine ingestion: clinical and toxicological data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9167245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of acute turpentine intoxication, particularly containing toxicological data, are poorly verified in the literature. This report regards the intentional massive ingestion of turpentine solution in an elderly woman who developed mainly central nervous system manifestations, then had an impressive and quick total recovery although the initial prognosis was very bad. Blood and urine levels of turpentine were monitored using gas chromatography and at the early toxicogenic stage were 28 micrograms/mL and 15 micrograms/mL respectively. Gastric fluid analysis on admission to the hospital revealed the presence of approximately 200 mL turpentine in the intestine. A review of earlier reports is given.
G Troulakis; A M Tsatsakis; M Tzatzarakis; A Astrakianakis; G Dolapsakis; R Kostas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and human toxicology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0145-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-22     Completed Date:  1997-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704194     Medline TA:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Care Unit, Venizelion General Peripheral Hospital, Iraklion, Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Aged, 80 and over
Gastric Lavage
Respiration, Artificial
Solvents / administration & dosage,  metabolism,  poisoning*
Turpentine / administration & dosage,  metabolism,  poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Solvents; 8006-64-2/Turpentine

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