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A lethal danger in the home: turpentine poisoning.

  title={A lethal danger in the home: turpentine poisoning.},
  author={A. G{\"u}zel and M. Açikg{\"o}z},
  journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics},
  volume={57 2},
Turpentine is an oleoresin obtained from various species of pine. In turpentine poisoning, various signs and symptoms of toxicity may develop, including hematuria, renal failure, loss of vision, chest pain, vomiting, severe coughing, gastroesophageal hemorrhage, hypotension, swelling of the throat and even death. We report a case of turpentine ingestion in a 9-year-old boy. The patient was admitted to our clinic with suspected intoxication after accidentally drinking from a glass that held a… Expand
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