Salicylate toxicity from ingestion of traditional massage oil

Rajesh Kumar Muniandy and Sinnathamby, Vellan (2012) Salicylate toxicity from ingestion of traditional massage oil. BMJ Case Reports.


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A 16-month-old child developed a brief generalised tonic-clonic fitting episode and vomiting at home, after accidental ingestion of traditional massage oil. As the patient presented with clinical features of salicylate toxicity, appropriate management was instituted. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for multiorgan support. The child was discharged well 1 week after the incident. Methyl-salicylate is a common component of massage oils which are used for topical treatment of joint and muscular pains. However, these massage oils may be toxic when taken orally. Early recognition of the salicylate toxicity is very important in producing a good patient outcome.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Activated carbon, Bicarbonate, Furosemide, Massage oil, Oil, Salicylic acid methyl ester, Unclassified drug, accidental ingestion, Blood level, Case report, Child, Clinical feature, Emergency ward, Endotracheal intubation, Fluid resuscitation, Follow up, Hemodialysis, Home accident, Human, Hypotension, Ingestion, Intensive care unit, Male, Muscle hypotonia, Preschool child, Priority journal, Salicylate toxicity, Tachycardia, Tonic clonic seizure, Toxicity, Vomiting
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Department: SCHOOL > School of Medicine
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 17:03
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 16:56

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