Acute ethanol poisoning in a 4-year-old as a result of ethanol-based hand-sanitizer ingestion.

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Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have become widely available because of widespread usage in schools, hospitals, and workplaces and by consumers. We report what we believe is the first unintentional ingestion in a small child producing significant intoxication. A 4-year-old 14-kg girl was brought to the emergency department with altered mental status after a… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181e5bfc9

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@article{Engel2010AcuteEP, title={Acute ethanol poisoning in a 4-year-old as a result of ethanol-based hand-sanitizer ingestion.}, author={Jeffrey S Engel and Henry A Spiller}, journal={Pediatric emergency care}, year={2010}, volume={26 7}, pages={508-9} }