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Acute Renal Failure following Accidental Potassium Bromate Poisoning: A Case Report

JAO Okeniyi
TA Aladekomo
OA Oyelami


Accidental poisoning is common in children. Potassium bromate is a commonly used additive and raising agent in many edibles particularly bread, a staple food worldwide, yet its accidental poisoning has hitherto, not been documented in Nigeria. We report an unusual case of acute renal failure following accidental ingestion of potassium bromate tablets.

Key Words: Acute renal failure, Poisoning, Potassium bromate

Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics Vol.30(4) 2003: 150-153

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