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Potassium bromate poisoning: Report of a case due to ingestion of a “Cold wave” neutralizer

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      A case of potassium bromate poisoning due to the ingestion of a neutralizersolution used in one of the cold wave home permanents has been reported. The case was marked by protracted vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions of several hours duration, and anuria with azotemia. Treatment included the use of 4 per cent sodium sulfate and hypertonic plasma as diuretics. Recovery followed and the child is now living and well. The use of sodium thiosulfate as an antidote has been suggested.
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