Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1990;33(3):299-305.
Published online March 31, 1990.
A Study on Pratol(R) Poisoning in Childhood.
Hyon Sook Seo1, Heock Il Kwon1, Jae Seung Lee2
1Department of Pediatrics, Incheon Christian Hospital , Incheon, korea
2Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Pratol® 중독환아에 관한 임상적 고찰
서현숙1, 권혁일1, 이재승2
1인천 기독병원 소아과
2연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 4 September 1989   • Accepted: 15 November 1989
A Clinical observation was made on 22 cases of Pratol poisoning in childhood, who were admitted to department of pediatrics, severance hospital from January, 1979 to June, 1989. The results were as follows: 1) The ratio of male to female was 1:1 in total, 7 cases: 3 cases in the age group of 1 to 3 year and 3 cases: 7 cases in the age group of 9 to 15 year. 2) The causes of poisoning were accident in 59.1% (13 cases) and suicidal attempts in 36.4% (8 cases) in school age. 3) GI manifestations such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, the most common clinical symp- tom, were 63.6% (14 cases), cardiovascular manifestations such as PVC, ventricular fibrillation, sinus arrhythmia were 54.5% (12cases), and CNS manifestations such as seizure, unconsciousness, were 50% (1 leases). 4) Hematuria, the most common abnormal urinary finding, Was 36.4% (8cases) and pyuria, proteinuria, glucosuria were not common. 5) Electrolyte disturbances were prominent in clinically severe cases. 6) Five cases (22.7%) had no significant clinical findings on admission, 14cases (63.3%) were improved during admission, 3 cases (13.6%) were not improved. 7) Three patients expired due to premature ventricular contraction, ventricular fibrillation and acute renal failure within 24 hours after ingestion of pratol by sucidal attempt.
Key Words: Pratol® poisoning

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