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Cantharidin Poisoning due to Blister Beetle Ingestion in Children: Two case reports and a review of clinical presentations.
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PMID:  21509239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cantharidin is an intoxicant found in beetles in the Meloidae (Coleoptera) family. Ingestion may result in haematemesis, impaired level of consciousness, electrolyte disturbance, haematurea and renal impairment. Here, we report two paediatric cases of meloid beetle ingestion resulting in cantharidin poisoning and the clinical presentation of the ensuing intoxication.
Authors:
Ali M Al-Binali; Medhat Shabana; Suliman Al-Fifi; Sami Dawood; Amer A Shehri; Ahmed Al-Barki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sultan Qaboos University medical journal     Volume:  10     ISSN:  2075-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519915     Medline TA:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Country:  Oman    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Child Health, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.
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