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Campho-Phenique ingestion: an intentional overdose.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9191745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a suicide attempt with the camphorated phenol preparation Campho-Phenique. The total dose ingested was 68 mg/kg of camphor and 28.9 mg/kg of phenol. The patient had grand mal seizures minutes after ingestion. Supportive medical care and intubation resulted in full recovery within 12 hours. Although Campho-Phenique has been discussed extensively in the pediatric literature and its accidental ingestion by adults has occasionally been reported, intentional ingestion of the preparation has not been reported. We discuss our unusual case and review the literature.
C A Lahoud; J A March; D D Proctor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-10     Completed Date:  1997-07-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Camphor / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Charcoal / therapeutic use
Citrates / therapeutic use
Drug Combinations
Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / chemically induced
Gastric Lavage
Glasgow Coma Scale
Intensive Care
Magnesium Compounds / therapeutic use
Phenols / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Sorption Detoxification
Suicide, Attempted*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 0/Citrates; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Magnesium Compounds; 0/Phenols; 16291-96-6/Charcoal; 76-22-2/Camphor; 8002-06-0/camphorated phenol

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