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Topical eucalyptus oil poisoning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9838728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eucalyptus oil is well documented as being extremely toxic if ingested. We report a case of systemic eucalyptus oil toxicity from topical application. A 6-year-old girl presented with slurred speech, ataxia and muscle weakness progressing to unconsciousness following the widespread application of a home remedy for urticaria containing eucalyptus oil. Six hours following removal of the topical preparation her symptoms had resolved, with no long term sequelae.
T Darben; B Cominos; C T Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-22     Completed Date:  1998-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Eucalyptus / poisoning*
Liver Function Tests
Medicine, Traditional
Plant Oils / administration & dosage,  poisoning*
Plants, Medicinal*
Proteinuria / etiology
Pruritus / therapy*
Remission, Spontaneous
Urticaria / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Oils

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