Topical pyrethrin toxicity leading to acute-onset stuttering in a toddler

Am J Ther. Jul-Aug 2008;15(4):323-4. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e318160c2d7.

Abstract

Pyrethrin compounds can cause neurotoxicity when used in an excessive dose. A case of stuttering and general clumsiness in a toddler associated with topical pyrethrin use is described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insecticides / administration & dosage
  • Insecticides / adverse effects*
  • Insecticides / therapeutic use
  • Lice Infestations / drug therapy
  • Motor Skills Disorders / chemically induced
  • Pyrethrins / administration & dosage
  • Pyrethrins / adverse effects*
  • Pyrethrins / therapeutic use
  • Stuttering / chemically induced*

Substances

  • Insecticides
  • Pyrethrins