Mar 1, 1975

A case of acute tobacco poisoning by enema

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
Bele-Binda, E Mohobo


The authors report the case of a 5 month old child intoxicated with nicotine through an enema. A mother who wished to treat her infant for constipation had administered to him as an enema a decoction of green tobacco leaves; 15 to 20 minutes after the enema, the child showed diarrhoea and respiratory disturbances. The authors treated the respiratory disturbances by assisted respiration and bradycardia and the diarrhoea with atropine. They also caused a force diuresis using a 10 p. 100 glucose solution and Furosemide.

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Tobacco Use Disorder
Administration of Enema
Plants, Toxic
Respiratory Failure
Nicotiana tabacum

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