[About a cresol intoxication].

  title={[About a cresol intoxication].},
  author={S. Fatihi and P. Mols},
  journal={Revue medicale de Bruxelles},
  volume={39 3},
  • S. Fatihi, P. Mols
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Revue medicale de Bruxelles
  • Cresols are phenol derivatives commonly used as surface disinfectants. Ingestion may cause local mucocutaneous damage and extensive systemic toxicity : central nervous, cardiovascular, hematological, hepatic, renal and pulmonary. We describe the case of a 33-year-old woman who swallowed, without suicidal intent, 50 to 70 cm3 of a 50% cresol solution. Coma occurred within 5 minutes of ingestion, she presented a bradypnea with desaturation, and the SMUR team performed on-site an orotracheal… CONTINUE READING