Naphthalene Addiction

Praharaj, Samir Kumar and Kongasseri, Sreejayan (2012) Naphthalene Addiction. Substance Abuse, 33 (2). pp. 189-190. ISSN 1547-0164

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Abstract

Inhalant abuse such as kerosene, petrol, gasoline, and typewriter correction fluid has been reported from India. Naphthalene or mothballs, a commonly used substance in households and freely available in the market is an uncommon form of inhalant abuse which may lead to severe medical complications. We report an adolescent with addiction to naphthalene balls who developed severe anemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Addiction; Anemia; Dependence; Mothball; Naphthalene
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 04:35
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 04:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136490

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