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Letters γ-Hydroxybutyrate poisoning

Poisoning from toy beads

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:110

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  1. Jane L M Runnacles, paediatric SpR1,
  2. John Stroobant, consultant paediatrician1
  1. 1University Hospital Lewisham, London SE13 6LH
  1. j_runnacles{at}

    We report a case of γ-hydroxybutyrate poisoning in a child from ingestion of toy beads.

    A 7 year old girl presented to our emergency department with an acute life threatening hypoxic event after swallowing Bindeez toy beads given to her as a Christmas present. Paramedics found her with a reduced level of consciousness, and she had a respiratory arrest …

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