Accidental podophyllin poisoning in a 3-year-old child

  • T de Wit
  • T Bisseru

Abstract

Accidental poisoning in children remains a common presentation in healthcare centres worldwide, with the highest rates of fatal poisonings occurring in Africa. Podophyllin, commonly used for genital warts, is a rare agent in poisoning cases. A few cases have been reported in the international literature, with serious systemic and neurological side-effects. We report a case of accidental podophyllin poisoning in a 3-year-old boy, which was complicated with organ dysfunction. The case highlights the severe neurological side-effects of podophyllin poisoning and the importance of accident prevention in our communities.

Published
2015-07-30
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1999-7671
print ISSN: 1994-3032