Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children

A. Einhorn, L. Horton, M. Altieri, D. Ochsenschlager, Bruce Klein

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Abstract

After ingesting or inhaling laundry detergent powder, eight children required hospital admission. The predominant symptoms were stridor, drooling, and respiratory distress. All but one patient underwent endoscopy of the airways and the esophagus, five children were admitted to the intensive care unit, and four children required endotracheal intubation. Laundry detergent ingestions are generally considered to have minor consequences, and there exists a paucity of literature on the subject. Evidence of significant morbidity incurred because of ingestion or inhalation of sodium carbonate-containing laundry detergent powder is presented, together with a review of the existing literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume84
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Detergents
Eating
Powders
Inhalation
Sialorrhea
Intratracheal Intubation
Respiratory Sounds
Esophagus
Endoscopy
Intensive Care Units
Morbidity
sodium carbonate

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Einhorn, A., Horton, L., Altieri, M., Ochsenschlager, D., & Klein, B. (1989). Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children. Pediatrics, 84(3), 472-474.

Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children. / Einhorn, A.; Horton, L.; Altieri, M.; Ochsenschlager, D.; Klein, Bruce.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 84, No. 3, 1989, p. 472-474.

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Einhorn, A, Horton, L, Altieri, M, Ochsenschlager, D & Klein, B 1989, 'Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children', Pediatrics, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 472-474.
Einhorn A, Horton L, Altieri M, Ochsenschlager D, Klein B. Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children. Pediatrics. 1989;84(3):472-474.
Einhorn, A. ; Horton, L. ; Altieri, M. ; Ochsenschlager, D. ; Klein, Bruce. / Serious respiratory consequences of detergent ingestions in children. In: Pediatrics. 1989 ; Vol. 84, No. 3. pp. 472-474.
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