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Curious case of accidental kerosene aspiration in an adolescent girl and blue colored carbonated soft drinks.

Babu TA - Indian J Community Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

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Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Kathirgamam, Puducherry, India. E-mail: babuarun@yahoo.com.

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She mistook kerosene for soft drink, as it was stored in a ‘used’ plastic soft drink bottle... The girl and her mother underwent pre-discharge counseling regarding prevention of such episodes in future... The girl was followed up 2 weeks post-discharge in our outpatient department, was found to be normal... Storing of kerosene in soft drink plastic bottle was the main reason for the accidental aspiration of the fuel mistaking it for soft drinks... When our index case was questioned as to why she swallowed after tasting the kerosene, she replied that she was confused with the ‘fizziness’ of carbonated soft drink... An internet search revealed numerous blue colored carbonated soft drinks and blue colored plastic bottles for carbonated drinks marketed in India from both local as well as reputed international companies... A visual comparison of kerosene stored in soft drink bottle and various blue colored soft drinks marketed in India showing striking resemblance between them [Figure 1]... Moreover, there are few soft drinks or plastic bottle which is blue in color that can make the identification even more difficult... These are simple but serious cautions to be taken, which is the underlying cause for most kerosene aspirations in children... In conclusion, kerosene should be stored in transparent containers... Storing kerosene in soft drinks and liquor bottles should be discouraged... Increased awareness about these trivial but often under recognized factors can decrease the incidence of kerosene aspiration... Manufacturing and marketing of blue colored soft drinks mimicking kerosene should be strictly regulated.

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Figure 1: Kerosene stored in soft drinks bottle (a); Blue colored soft drinks available in the market (b, c & d)

Mentions: An internet search revealed numerous blue colored carbonated soft drinks and blue colored plastic bottles for carbonated drinks marketed in India from both local as well as reputed international companies. A visual comparison of kerosene stored in soft drink bottle and various blue colored soft drinks marketed in India showing striking resemblance between them [Figure 1].


Curious case of accidental kerosene aspiration in an adolescent girl and blue colored carbonated soft drinks.

Babu TA - Indian J Community Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

Kerosene stored in soft drinks bottle (a); Blue colored soft drinks available in the market (b, c & d)
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Figure 1: Kerosene stored in soft drinks bottle (a); Blue colored soft drinks available in the market (b, c & d)
Mentions: An internet search revealed numerous blue colored carbonated soft drinks and blue colored plastic bottles for carbonated drinks marketed in India from both local as well as reputed international companies. A visual comparison of kerosene stored in soft drink bottle and various blue colored soft drinks marketed in India showing striking resemblance between them [Figure 1].

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Kathirgamam, Puducherry, India. E-mail: babuarun@yahoo.com.

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She mistook kerosene for soft drink, as it was stored in a ‘used’ plastic soft drink bottle... The girl and her mother underwent pre-discharge counseling regarding prevention of such episodes in future... The girl was followed up 2 weeks post-discharge in our outpatient department, was found to be normal... Storing of kerosene in soft drink plastic bottle was the main reason for the accidental aspiration of the fuel mistaking it for soft drinks... When our index case was questioned as to why she swallowed after tasting the kerosene, she replied that she was confused with the ‘fizziness’ of carbonated soft drink... An internet search revealed numerous blue colored carbonated soft drinks and blue colored plastic bottles for carbonated drinks marketed in India from both local as well as reputed international companies... A visual comparison of kerosene stored in soft drink bottle and various blue colored soft drinks marketed in India showing striking resemblance between them [Figure 1]... Moreover, there are few soft drinks or plastic bottle which is blue in color that can make the identification even more difficult... These are simple but serious cautions to be taken, which is the underlying cause for most kerosene aspirations in children... In conclusion, kerosene should be stored in transparent containers... Storing kerosene in soft drinks and liquor bottles should be discouraged... Increased awareness about these trivial but often under recognized factors can decrease the incidence of kerosene aspiration... Manufacturing and marketing of blue colored soft drinks mimicking kerosene should be strictly regulated.

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