<< Pediatric Ingestions: Emergency Department Management (Pharmacology CME)

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Children presenting with a toxic ingestion who are younger or older than the usual age for exploratory and mouthing behavior require additional consideration, as these may be cases of intentional ingestion. Numerous case reports have described apparent life-threatening events as a result of intentionally abusive or neglectful administration of medications, alcohol, or other toxic agents.105,106

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