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Red child syndrome.
  1. J Salazar de Sousa,
  2. V Almeida,
  3. J Bray Pinheiro
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


    An acute overdose of rifampicin in an 18 month old white infant is described. The characteristic signs of the syndrome: orange-red discolouration of the skin, urine, and tears, facial pruritus, and periorbital oedema were present and the outcome was uneventful. Paediatricians should be aware of this peculiar yet easily identifiable syndrome.

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