Near fatal ingestion of oil of cloves

Arch Dis Child. 1993 Sep;69(3):392-3. doi: 10.1136/adc.69.3.392.


A case of ingestion of oil of cloves is presented, which resulted in coma, fits, a coagulopathy, and acute liver damage. This is not unlike the syndrome produced in the late stages of a substantial paracetamol overdose, and a similar treatment regimen is proposed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coma / chemically induced
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / chemically induced
  • Eugenol / poisoning*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Seizures / chemically induced


  • Eugenol