Cerebral infarction immediately after ingestion of hydrogen peroxide solution

Scott J Sherman, Leslie V Boyer, William A. Sibley

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Abstract

Background: We report the clinical and neuroimaging findings of a patient who sustained multiple cerebral infarcts after the ingestion of concentrated hydrogen peroxide solution sold as a 'health food' product. Case Description: An 84-year-old man sustained focal neurological deficits immediately after ingesting 30 mL of 35% hydrogen peroxide solution. Physical examination disclosed a left hemiparesis, frontal release signs, and cerebellar dysfunctions. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple cerebral and cerebellar infarctions in the anterior, middle, and posterior vascular territories. Conclusions: The likely mechanism of pathogenesis involves cerebral oxygen gas embolization. The use of hyperbaric therapy should be considered in treating hydrogen peroxide poisoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1067
Number of pages3
JournalStroke
Volume25
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1994

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Cerebral Infarction
Hydrogen Peroxide
Eating
Cerebellar Diseases
Paresis
Neuroimaging
Poisoning
Physical Examination
Blood Vessels
Gases
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Oxygen
Food
Health
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • cerebral infarction
  • embolism
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • hyperbaric oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Cerebral infarction immediately after ingestion of hydrogen peroxide solution. / Sherman, Scott J; Boyer, Leslie V; Sibley, William A.

In: Stroke, Vol. 25, No. 5, 05.1994, p. 1065-1067.

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