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Cannabis cookies: a cause of coma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9156535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the prevalence of cannabis use in the community, reports of adverse effects in young children are rare. Two cases of cannabis-induced coma are reported following accidental ingestion of cannabis cookies. The possibility of cannabis ingestion should be considered in cases of unexplained coma in a previously well young child if signs of conjunctival hyperaemia, pupillary dilatation and tachycardia are present and other causes such as CNS infection or trauma are unlikely. Specific screening for cannabinoids should be undertaken.
C A Boros; D W Parsons; G D Zoanetti; D Ketteridge; D Kennedy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-16     Completed Date:  1997-05-16     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Paediatrics, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Coma / chemically induced*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Food Contamination*
Substance Abuse Detection

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