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Camphor ingestion: An unusual cause of seizure

Publication Type : Scientific Paper

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : J Assoc Physicians India

Source : J Assoc Physicians India , Volume 57, p.216 (2009)

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Forensic Medicine

Year : 2009

Abstract : Camphor is a pleasant-smelling cyclic ketone with propensity to cause neurologic side-effect, especially seizures. We report a case of 1½-year-old child who after inadvertent consumption of camphor, experienced an episode of generalized tonic clonic seizure. This case highlights the importance of enquiring any intake of material (medicinal or otherwise) in every patient presenting with seizure and notifying presence of typical smell, if any.

Cite this Research Publication : Pillay V. V., “Camphor ingestion: An unusual cause of seizure”, J Assoc Physicians India , vol. 57, p. 216, 2009.

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