Criteria for hospitalizing children who have ingested products containing hydrocarbons.

@article{Anas1981CriteriaFH,
  title={Criteria for hospitalizing children who have ingested products containing hydrocarbons.},
  author={N. G. Ahmad Anas and V Namasonthi and Charles M Ginsburg},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1981},
  volume={246 8},
  pages={840-3}
}
The clinical records of 950 children who ingested products containing hydrocarbons were reviewed. Eight hundred children were asymptomatic at the time of the initial evaluation and remained so during a six-to eight-hour period of observation. All had normal chest films, and all were treated as outpatients. One hundred fifty other children were admitted to the hospital; 79 were symptomatic at the time of initial medical evaluation and had abnormal chest roentgenograms. Seventy-one other children… CONTINUE READING

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