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Article
May 1971

Cardiac Complications Following Hydrocarbon Ingestion

Author Affiliations

Cincinnati
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):431-433. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160101016
Abstract

A 13-month-old boy developed electrocardiographic evidence of severe myocardial injury following the ingestion of furniture polish. The clue to the presence of cardiac involvement was provided by the vector-cardiogram which demonstrated loss of anterior and leftward forces. These abnormalities persisted for more than eight months.

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