Fulminant pulmonary oedema after administration of a balanced electrolyte polyethylene glycol solution
- 1Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
- 2Department of Chemical Pathology, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
- Correspondence to:
Dr A Argent, Institute of Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa;
- Accepted 9 November 2001
The safety of balanced electrolyte polyethylene glycol (PEG) solutions has been documented in children.1, 2 We describe a previously well child who developed fulminant pulmonary oedema after treatment with Golytely (Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, USA).
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