Iron Poisoning

North American Iron poisoning is the leading cause of fatal poisoning in children. The symptoms begin with acute gastroenteritis; after a symptom-poor to -free interval leads to shock and liver failure. The diagnosis is made by determining the concentration of iron in serum by detection radiopaque iron tablets in the gastrointestinal tract or by the presence of unexplained metabolic acidosis in patients with other findings, which suggest an iron poisoning….

September 3, 2018