Hydrocarbon poisoning in a child - A cause of hypoxia and seizure: Case report

Anushree, U and Shenoy, Revathi P and Hebbar, Shrikiran and Bhat, Vinutha R and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Prabhu, Krishnananda (2017) Hydrocarbon poisoning in a child - A cause of hypoxia and seizure: Case report. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (3). pp. 1967-1968. ISSN 1936-6612

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Hydrocarbons are quite abundant in modern society, which includes kerosene, lubricating oil, paint, glues and solvents. Initial hydrocarbon exposure can lead to pneumonitis resulting in ventilation—perfusion mismatch and hypoxemia. CNS toxicity in the form of seizure can be as a result of severe hypoxia. Isolated cases of hydrocarbon induced seizure have been reported in young children after gastrointestinal, dermal and inhalation exposure. We report a case of hydrocarbon poisoning of a child who experienced hypoxia leading to severe episodes of tonic posturing of limbs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrocarbons; hypoxia; tonic posturing of limbs.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 04:19
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148756

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