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A case of paraquat poisoning in child.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(11):1540-1545.
Published online November 30, 1989.
A case of paraquat poisoning in child.
Min Yong Oum, Sung Ik Cho, Young Chang Kim, Hak Ju Cha, Sang Jhoo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Soon Chun Hyang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
소아 Paraquat 중독 1례
엄민용, 조성익, 김영창, 차학주, 이상주
순천향대학 의학부 소아과학교실
Received: 25 May 1989   • Accepted: 26 July 1989
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide and its poisoning in human induces acute renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, progressive respiratory failure, oral cavity ulcer and cardiac manifestations with high mortality rate. We experienced a case of paraquat poisoning in a 12 years old child who revealed acute renal failure, pneumothorax, subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and died 44 hours at acciden- tal ingestion of paraquat solution inspite of intensive care. So they must be attentive to store the herbicide in an agricultural community or an orchard where it is consumed a great deal. And in order to prevent the children from the poisoning, it is required to educate farmers thorough- ly about the toxicity of paraquat. A brief review of literature was made.
Key Words: Paraquat poisoning

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