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Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics

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Accidental sulphuric acid poisoning in a newborn

I Abdulkadir, L Hassan, F Abdullahi, FD Akeredolu, S Purdue, M Okpe, AM Sobowale, OA Adewumi, U Abdullahi, MA Onadiran, TT Sholadoye, S Baba, WN Ogala

Abstract


A six hour old baby girl presented with shortness of breath and haematemesis five hours after accidental ingestion of sulfuric acid. We report the clinical presentation of corrosive ingestion in a neonate a rare and sparsely reported occurrence at such tender age.

Key words: Acid ingestion, corrosives injuries, caustic substances, chemical ingestion, newborn.




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