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
Keywords: Acid ingestion, corrosives injuries, caustic substances, chemical ingestion, newborn.


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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