Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an oxidizing agent. High concentrations of H2O2 are used in the chemical industry, and 3% concentrations are used in household disinfectants. Severe H2O2 toxicity occurs with a 35% concentration. After poisoning with H2O2, corrosive damage occurs. We describe a 3-day-old male who ingested H2O2 accidentally and was treated with supportive care. Hydrogen peroxide intoxication usually occurs in adults accidentally. This is the first report of a newborn case of H2O2 ingestion.
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide; ingestion; newborn.
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