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A rare and preventable cause of respiratory insufficiency: ingestion of benzalkonium chloride.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17572527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Caustic agents stored in ordinary containers can be ingested by children. These materials should be stored in soft distinctive bottles and in safe places. The probability of ingestion of a caustic agent is low in the newborn period, and caustic burns have been reported infrequently. In this case study, a newborn baby with severe respiratory insufficiency after ingestion of benzalkonium chloride is reported.
Authors:
Fusun Okan; Asuman Coban; Zeynep Ince; Gulay Can
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-18     Completed Date:  2007-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. fusunokan@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Administration, Oral
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / poisoning*
Benzalkonium Compounds / poisoning*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 0/Benzalkonium Compounds

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