Keywords: hydrocarbon ingestion, pediatric poisoning (PubMed Search)
The management of pediatric hydrocarbon ingestion has not changed significantly over the past several decades. One of the earlier study that helped established the management approach is by Anas N et al. published in JAMA, 1981.
It was a retrospective study of 950 children who ingested household hydrocarbon containing products.
Discharged patients: n=800
Admitted patients: n=150
This study recommended that hospitalization is required in patients…
Anas N. et al. Criteria for hospitalizing children who have ingeted products containing hydrocarbons. JAMA 1981;246:840-843