Arch Dis Child 69:392-393 doi:10.1136/adc.69.3.392
  • Research Article

Near fatal ingestion of oil of cloves.

  1. G Hartnoll,
  2. D Moore,
  3. D Douek
  1. St Thomas's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, London.


      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.