Year 2018, Volume 12 , Issue 4, Pages 247 - 250 2018-12-30

Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency

Saliha ŞENEL [1]


Objective: Iron containing drugs are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in our country and accidental or

suicidal poisoning continues to be an important pediatric emergency. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical, laboratory,

radiologic findings, and treatment approaches of children hospitalized with acute iron poisoning.

Material and Methods: The clinical, laboratory, and radiologic findings of and treatment approaches for 17 patients

aged 14 months-15 years hospitalized with acute iron poisoning were reviewed.

Results: The mean age was 37±35.2 months. Iron poisoning was accidental in 16 patients. The mean duration

between drug intake and hospital admission was 177±149 minutes. The mean ingested amount of iron was 35.4±19

mg/kg. The mean blood iron level was 232±136 mcg/dl. There was no significant relationship between the reported

dose of ingested iron and the blood iron level (p>0.05). There was no significant relationship between blood iron level

and ingestion time (p>0.05). Laboratory results revealed metabolic acidosis in 3 patients, respiratory acidosis in one

patient, leucocytosis in one patient, and prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time in one patient. The patients’

findings were not consistent with blood iron levels. Whole bowel irrigation and IV deferoxamine were used in 3 patients.

There was no death. The mean hospitalization duration was 2.8±1.1 days.

Conclusion: Accidental iron poisoning continues to be an important pediatric emergency. There are no correlations

between blood iron levels and the amount of ingested iron or the ingestion time. There was also no correlation between

the blood iron levels and the clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings in our study.

Iron, Fe+2, Fe+3
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Primary Language en
Subjects General and Internal Medicine
Journal Section ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Authors

Author: Saliha ŞENEL (Primary Author)
Institution: ANKARA DR. SAMİ ULUS KADIN DOĞUM ÇOCUK SAĞLIĞI VE HASTALIKLARI SAĞLIK UYGULAMA VE ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ

Dates

Application Date : September 18, 2017
Acceptance Date : November 7, 2017
Publication Date : December 30, 2018

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APA Şenel, S . (2018). Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency . Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi , 12 (4) , 247-250 . DOI: 10.12956/tjpd.2018.330
MLA Şenel, S . "Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency" . Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi 12 (2018 ): 247-250 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tchd/issue/44483/551632>
Chicago Şenel, S . "Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency". Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi 12 (2018 ): 247-250
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ISNAD Şenel, Saliha . "Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency". Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi 12 / 4 (December 2019): 247-250 . https://doi.org/10.12956/tjpd.2018.330
AMA Şenel S . Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency. Türkiye Çocuk Hast Derg. 2018; 12(4): 247-250.
Vancouver Şenel S . Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency. Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi. 2018; 12(4): 247-250.
IEEE S. Şenel , "Acute Iron Poisoning in Children: An Ongoing Important Pediatric Emergency", Türkiye Çocuk Hastalıkları Dergisi, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 247-250, Dec. 2019, doi:10.12956/tjpd.2018.330