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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.

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