General Child Neurology
Chemical and drug poisoning in children
Childhood poisoning frequently presents with delirium, seizures, and decreased level of consciousness, and can result from illicit drug availability, environmental exposures to toxins like lead, and newer complex organic industrial compounds. Ingestions in children under the age of 5 are typically unintentional as a result of toddler exploratory behavior, whereas exposure in adolescents can result from attempts at self-harm or the use of recreational drugs.
Dec. 15, 2020