Hydrogen peroxide poisoning causing brain infarction

Neuroimaging findings

B. C. Ashdown, D. D. Stricof, M. L. May, Scott J Sherman, Raymond F Carmody

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. We describe the CT and MR imaging findings of the brain in patients who inadvertently poisoned themselves with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Thirty-five percent hydrogen peroxide is commercially available as an oxidant and disinfectant. This solution is currently sold and promoted in health food stores in the United States as a means of 'improving oxygenation' in people with coronary artery disease and other health problems. CONCLUSION. Our findings show the high toxicity of concentrated hydrogen peroxide. CNS damage and death are likely consequences after ingestion of this agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1653-1655
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume170
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1998

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Brain Infarction
Neuroimaging
Poisoning
Hydrogen Peroxide
Disinfectants
Health
Oxidants
Coronary Artery Disease
Eating
Food

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Hydrogen peroxide poisoning causing brain infarction : Neuroimaging findings. / Ashdown, B. C.; Stricof, D. D.; May, M. L.; Sherman, Scott J; Carmody, Raymond F.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 170, No. 6, 06.1998, p. 1653-1655.

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