Toilet bowl cleaners in the United States tend to be acidic in nature so I chose the 'Ty-D-Bol Man' as our victim for this Caustic Ingestion flashcard. The Ty-D-Bol Man was a little guy in a motor boat that would drive around in your toilet and keep it clean. As a kid I always hoped to see him when I lifted my toilet lid, but never did. As it turns out, Tidy Bowl man was … [Read more...] about Caustic Ingestion Acid
aka Toxicology Conundrum 035 You are called for advice about a 5 year-old boy (weight: 20kg) was helping his Dad do some minor repairs and maintenance on the family car. The boy drank from what he thought was a cordial container, inadvertently ingesting up to 50 mL of a radiator coolant containing 95% ethylene glycol. The boy is taken to the local health center, which is 3 … [Read more...] about Ethylene glycol inebriation
aka Toxicology Conundrum 033 A 2 year-old (who weighs 15kg) is hauled into the emergency department by his worried mother. She thinks he swallowed 2 x 155mg chloroquine tablets. They were visiting the child's aunt, who recently returned from her travels in Mexico and Central America. The aunt is yet to complete her course of malaria prophylaxis. No ingestion was witnessed and … [Read more...] about Chloroquine poisoning?
From time to time little things get lost. Whether you are playing billiards naked in the dark; counting money with your tongue; battling with an electric rolling pin....or just 'slipping' whilst in the shower....you may be unlucky enough to find yourself in the emergency department desperately trying to manifest a more tangible excuse for foreign body concealment. These are … [Read more...] about Top 10 Foreign Bodies