Recent increases in numbers and risk of fatalities in young children ingesting iron preparations

M. Berkovitch, D. Matsui, S. H. Lamm, F. Rosa, G. Koren

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Abstract

Iron preparations are the most frequent cause of pediatric ingestion fatalities. The purpose of this study was to quantify the impression of an increase in iron deaths in young children and to postulate on the reasons. Using the data provided by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, overall annual mortality rate from iron preparations and among children

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology
  • veterinary(all)

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Berkovitch, M., Matsui, D., Lamm, S. H., Rosa, F., & Koren, G. (1994). Recent increases in numbers and risk of fatalities in young children ingesting iron preparations. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 36(1), 53-55.