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Coma due to cannabis toxicity in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16679885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In young children, cannabis ingestion resulting in coma is very rare. Only nine cases have been reported in the literature and most have occurred in inquisitive toddlers. We review the cases to date and report the youngest recorded case of coma due to cannabis ingestion in an 11-month-old girl. This case highlights the importance of considering toxicological causes and the parental recreational drug history in young children who present with an altered level of consciousness. Child protection considerations are also discussed.
Andrew Appelboam; Patrick J Oades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0969-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-08     Completed Date:  2006-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cannabis / toxicity*
Coma / chemically induced*
Infant Welfare*
Marijuana Smoking
Parents / education,  psychology
Risk Assessment
Social Work

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