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Garba Bilkisu Ilah

Department of Paediatrics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria


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    Accidental Ingestion of Methylated Spirit in a Day Old Neonate
    Author(s): Garba Bilkisu Ilah*, Muhammad Aminu Sakajiki, Mohammed Bello Alhaji, Yusuf Ibrahim and Yisa Malik Onoruoiza

    Introduction: Unintentional paediatric poisoning remains a major public health issue worldwide. Practice of cord care varies in various places; in Nigeria methylated spirit is commonly used but no report from poisoning following its use. There is no available poisoning data from Gusau, North Western Nigeria, we report a day old neonate accidentally given methylated spirit assumed to be medication whom was managed in our hospital. Case report: Baby I.J is a-day-old male term neonate who presented with 3 hours history of ingestion of methylated spirit and 2 hours history of difficulty in breathing. He was accidentally given a bottle cap full of methylated spirit by a care giver thought to be medication in a hospital. He was managed with oxygen and antibiotics. Conclusion: Accidental ingestion of methylated s.. Read More»

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