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Bleaches based on solutions of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) are widely used in the household to disinfect and clean hard surfaces and to bleach the laundry. A review of both published and unpublished toxicological data is presented. In addition, the results of a survey of human accidents with hypochlorite bleaches by the Poison Control Centers of France,(More)
Twenty-two patients were reported to complain of tremor, headaches, tachycardia and dizziness 1-3 h after eating veal liver. As clinical symptoms were not suggestive of an infectious cause, the presence of veterinary drug residues was suspected. Clenbuterol, a beta 2-agonist, was being illegally used in cattle because of its anabolizing properties and may(More)
INTRODUCTION Anticoagulant rodenticides have been used for over 50 years to control rodent populations. Since their first introduction, resistance developed in rodents, and second-generation products, more active but also more toxic, have been marketed. These compounds are currently being reviewed under European Regulations. METHODS The purpose of this(More)
CONTEXT Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is an edible mushroom which was initially grown in Japan and China and is now sold on the European market. Flagellate erythema may arise following shiitake consumption and was first described in Japan in 1974. OBJECTIVE This paper reports a French shiitake dermatitis case series. METHODS The findings of retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Several cases of morel poisoning associated with neurological symptoms have been reported. The objective of this study was to describe this new mushroom poisoning syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of morel poisonings collected in the French Poison Control Centers from 1976 to 2006. Cases were classified as neurological(More)
Suicide by ingestion of barium is exceptionally rare. Adverse health effects depend on the solubility of the barium compound. Severe hypokalemia, which generally occurs within 2 hours after ingestion, is the predominating feature of acute barium toxicity, subsequently leading to adverse effects on muscular activity and cardiac automaticity. We report one(More)
As valpromide is a prodrug of valproic acid (valproate), the clinical presentation of overdoses with either valpromide or valproate sodium is generally considered similar. Whereas plasma peak levels and signs of central nervous system depression occur within a few hours after the acute ingestion of regular-release forms of valproate sodium, delayed toxicity(More)