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Campho-Phenique ingestion: an intentional overdose.

@article{Lahoud1997CamphoPheniqueIA,
  title={Campho-Phenique ingestion: an intentional overdose.},
  author={C. Lahoud and J. March and D. D. Proctor},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={
          647-8
        }
}
We report a suicide attempt with the camphorated phenol preparation Campho-Phenique. The total dose ingested was 68 mg/kg of camphor and 28.9 mg/kg of phenol. The patient had grand mal seizures minutes after ingestion. Supportive medical care and intubation resulted in full recovery within 12 hours. Although Campho-Phenique has been discussed extensively in the pediatric literature and its accidental ingestion by adults has occasionally been reported, intentional ingestion of the preparation… Expand
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