Marked hypocalcemia and ventricular fibrillation in two pediatric patients exposed to a fluoride-containing wheel cleaner

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  • In two separate cases, pediatric patients exposed to Armor-All Quicksilver Wheel Cleaner exhibited systemic toxicity including mental status changes, marked hypocalcemia, and ventricular fibrillation. One child also demonstrated profound hypomagnesemia. Those are the first pediatric reports of near-fatal outcomes after ingestion or inhalation of a hydrofluoric acid- like product, namely, ammonium bifluoride.
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  • Klasner AE; Scalzo AJ; Blume C; Johnson P; Thompson MW
  • Start Page

  • 713
  • End Page

  • 718
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 6