Camphor ingestion

Am J Emerg Med. 1989 Jan;7(1):41-3. doi: 10.1016/0735-6757(89)90083-1.


Camphor ingestion is a toxic ingestion that is seen infrequently in the emergency department. It is remarkable for its rapidity of action and toxicity. A case of camphor ingestion that displayed toxic effects is presented. The pharmacology, manifestations, and management of this readily available substance are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Camphor / poisoning*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Gastric Lavage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phenobarbital / therapeutic use
  • Seizures / chemically induced*


  • Camphor
  • Phenobarbital