Amitraz intoxication in children in the rural Black Sea region: analysis of forty-three patients

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2002 May;21(5):269-72. doi: 10.1191/0960327102ht241oa.


Amitraz is used topically in the treatment of demodicosis and other ectoparasitic infestations. Amitraz poisoning in children has been reported in a few cases. We presented 43 cases with amitraz intoxication. Of the patients, 14 had skin exposure. We compared the skin to peroral exposure group considering intoxication findings and outcome. In the peroral exposure group symptoms and recovery were more severe than in the skin exposure group, but mortality was not seen in two groups.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Administration, Oral
  • Adolescent
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Insecticides / administration & dosage
  • Insecticides / poisoning*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Skin Absorption
  • Toluidines / administration & dosage
  • Toluidines / poisoning*
  • Turkey


  • Insecticides
  • Toluidines
  • amitraz