In low- and middle-income countries, including South Africa (SA), ingestion
of paraffin remains a common cause of childhood poisoning.
The mother, father and child (patients B, C, and D) visited the ED 20 hours after ingestion
with dehydration and gastrointestinal distress.
5) Louie et al (5) published a study of 225 case studies with majority of their patients having witnessed history of FB ingestions
He also noted that the addition of bittering agents to formulations have not had a history of reducing accidental ingestion
by children, but added "a good taste doesn't help.
In the adult population, the aspiration or ingestion
of a FB has frequently been reported to occur in the elderly, alcoholics and those with psychiatric illness or who are mentally retarded.
Material and Methods: Patients were selected from those who presented with caustic ingestion
history in Medical OPD, ER and in medical wards.
Although most FB ingestions
will get passed in the stools within a few days, some objects will need active removal, especially if they become lodged in the oesophagus or along the course of the gastrointestinal tract.
KEY WORDS: Sewing needle ingestion
Foreign body migration Child.
The results showed that the annual incidence of unintentional poison ingestions
in the UAE is 2.
The newly published study, which was carried out by researchers here, showed that the annual incidence of unintentional poison ingestion
of rat poisons containing superwarfarin (brodifacoum) is an important public health problem in the United States.
While 19 ingestions
were witnessed or self-reported, only four (21 percent) of the 19 ingested stay-tabs were visible on x-rays.