Interpretation of hair findings in children after methadone poisoning.

@article{Kintz2010InterpretationOH,
  title={Interpretation of hair findings in children after methadone poisoning.},
  author={Pascal Kintz and Julie Evans and Marion Villain and Vincent Cirimele},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2010},
  volume={196 1-3},
  pages={51-4}
}
Methadone is not licensed for use in children though it can be employed for the management of neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome. During the last 2 years, our laboratory has been asked to test for methadone and EDDP, its major metabolite, in hair from children that were admitted to hospital unconscious and where methadone had already been identified in a body fluid (4 cases) or where the children were deceased and evidence of methadone overdosage having already been established (2 cases). In… CONTINUE READING

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