Increasing numbers of persons use dietary supplements (DS). Patients who believe in the effectiveness of DS may continue to take them on admission to a health care facility. We present the case of a child who received a DS on a daily basis as an outpatient, continued its use after admission to the hospital, and became poisoned by it during his hospitalization.
Poisoning From a Dietary Supplement Administered During Hospitalization
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Edward W. Boyer, Susan Kearney, Michael W. Shannon, Lawrence Quang, Alan Woolf, Kathi Kemper; Poisoning From a Dietary Supplement Administered During Hospitalization. Pediatrics March 2002; 109 (3): e49. 10.1542/peds.109.3.e49
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