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Type: Journal article
Title: Cannabis cookies - a cause of coma
Author: Boros, C.
Parsons, D.
Zoanetti, G.
Ketteridge, D.
Kennedy, D.
Citation: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 1996; 32(2):194-195
Publisher: BLACKWELL SCIENCE
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 1034-4810
1440-1754
Abstract: Despite the prevalence of cannabis use in the community, reports of adverse effects in young children are rare. Two cases of cannabis-induced coma are reported following accidental ingestion of cannabis cookies. The possibility of cannabis ingestion should be considered in cases of unexplained coma in a previously well young child if signs of conjunctival hyperaemia, pupillary dilatation and tachycardia are present and other causes such as CNS infection or trauma are unlikely. Specific screening for cannabinoids should be undertaken.
Keywords: Humans; Cannabis; Coma; Substance Abuse Detection; Food Contamination; Child, Preschool; Infant; Emergency Service, Hospital; Male
RMID: 0030005498
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1996.tb00922.x
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