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Case Report - Current Pediatric Research (2018) Volume 22, Issue 1

Cantharidin Poisoning in a Child with Hematemesis: A Case Report.

Cantharidin is toxic compound present in "Spanish Fly" commonly known as blister beetles. Which is vesicant and toxic in nature.Clinical features of cantharidin poisoning include burning sensation of mouth, nausea, hematemesis, gross hematuria, and dysuria. Mucosal erosion and hemorrhage is found in upper GI tract. We reported here a case of accidental ingestion of blister beetle in eighteen months old girl resident of Aseer region. She brought by her fatherwith classical sign and symptoms ofcanthardinpoisoning included hematemesis, abdominal pain, hematuria and suspected poisoning was confirmed by her father who brought similar insect which was ingested by patient. Patient was managed conservatively, recovered and discharged after 7 days.

Author(s): Youssef Al Qahtani, Rishi Kr Bharti, Bothaina Ghazali, Asmahan Faia Mohammad, Bayan Fuad Idrees Abbag, Huda Fuad Abbag, Shweta Chaudhary, Ashwaq Y Asiri

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