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Unintentional ingestion of potassium permanganate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15094579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case of an unintentional ingestion of an unknown amount of potassium permanganate by a 5-year-old boy, and its sequelae, exemplifies the potential danger of this poison. Due to the wide availability of this agent in over-the-counter preparations and the high potential for serious sequelae, clinicians should be aware of the actions of this agent, as well as the diagnostic and management features associated with it.
Thomas B Johnson; David D Cassidy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-06-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL 32806, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Ulcer Agents / therapeutic use
Burns, Chemical / etiology*
Caustics / poisoning*
Child, Preschool
Endoscopy, Digestive System
Esophagitis / chemically induced,  drug therapy
Gastritis / chemically induced,  drug therapy
Poisoning / diagnosis
Potassium Permanganate / poisoning*
Ranitidine / therapeutic use
Ulcer / chemically induced,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Ulcer Agents; 0/Caustics; 66357-35-5/Ranitidine; 7722-64-7/Potassium Permanganate

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