Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 201-202

Opium intoxication in an infant on Indian folk medicine

Department of Pediatrics, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, India

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Ira Shah
240 D. Walkeshwar Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai 400 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.101928

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A 45-day-old boy presented with increased drowsiness for a day. His mother was giving the child a mixture of several herbs for the past 15 days for general well-being of the child. Urine analysis revealed the presence of opium and benzodiazepines in the child. On searching through the herbs, opium seeds were identified. The child recovered on his own and needed no antidote.

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