TITLE

Infants, Toddlers, and Aspirin

PUB. DATE
April 1967
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Apr1967, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p197
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This articles reports on the finding that aspirin causes more accidental deaths in young children than any other drug. There is emphasis that in both the United States and Great Britain there are more deaths each year from aspirin poisoning than from the next four drugs combined (barbiturates. iron, tranquillizers, strychnine). In general experience, many more children succumb to therapeutic than to accidental poisoning, almost entirely because the child under two years of age has a greater susceptibility to salicylate poisoning. The time factor and accurate diagnosis are very important for the correction of toxicity. The report concludes that salicylates have real therapeutic value only in rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis.
ACCESSION #
17291311

 

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