Curanderismo: Consequences of Folk Medicine

  title={Curanderismo: Consequences of Folk Medicine},
  author={Renato Rocco DeBellonia and S. Marcus and R. Shih and J. Kashani and J. Rella and B. Ruck},
  journal={Pediatric Emergency Care},
  • Renato Rocco DeBellonia, S. Marcus, +3 authors B. Ruck
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Curanderismo, folk medicine, is an important and common aspect of Hispanic culture. Its use is not well understood by US medical physicians and is often overlooked when Hispanic patients present to US hospitals. We present a case of isopropyl alcohol toxicity in a 4-year-old child due to the use of a curanderismo treatment of "espanto" (evil spirits). 
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