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Profound shock following intervention for chronic untreated stool retention. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6734023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic stool retention with soiling is a common and distressing condition in children. Diagnosis and treatment generally involve both medical and psychological aspects. This case addresses a potentially life-threatening complication of shock occurring during treatment of chronic stool retention with castor oil, and also explores the psychosocial factors felt to be contributory.
T McGuire; M B Rothenberg; D C Tyler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-23     Completed Date:  1984-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Fluids / metabolism
Castor Oil / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Fecal Impaction / complications*,  drug therapy,  psychology
Fecal Incontinence / psychology
Megacolon / complications
Shock / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
8001-79-4/Castor Oil

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