Gamma-hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads.

  title={Gamma-hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads.},
  author={Naren Gunja and Evelyn Doyle and Kevin Carpenter and Olivia T Chan and Simon R Gilmore and G. W. Browne and Andis Graudins},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={188 1},
A 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a decreased level of consciousness. The girl had had persistent vomiting and a seizure. Urine metabolic screening tests were positive for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Samples from toy beads ingested by both children contained 1,4-butanediol, which is metabolised to GHB in humans. Regulatory authorities were notified, leading to an international recall of the toy beads. 

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