We report a case of mild cannabinoid poisoning in a preschool child, after 3-week ingestion of hemp seed oil prescribed by his pediatrician to strengthen his immune system. The patient presented neurological symptoms that disappeared after intravenous hydration. A possible mild withdrawal syndrome was reported after discharge. The main metabolite of Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol was detected in urine, and very low concentration of Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol was detected in the ingested product. This is, as far as we know, the first report of cannabinoid poisoning after medical prescription of hemp seed oil in a preschool child.

Chinello, M., Scommegna, S., Shardlow, A., Mazzoli, F., de Giovanni, N., Fucci, N., et al. (2017). Cannabinoid Poisoning by Hemp Seed Oil in a Child. PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, 1 [10.1097/PEC.0000000000000780].

Cannabinoid Poisoning by Hemp Seed Oil in a Child

BORGIANI, PAOLA;CICCACCI, CINZIA;
2017

Abstract

We report a case of mild cannabinoid poisoning in a preschool child, after 3-week ingestion of hemp seed oil prescribed by his pediatrician to strengthen his immune system. The patient presented neurological symptoms that disappeared after intravenous hydration. A possible mild withdrawal syndrome was reported after discharge. The main metabolite of Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol was detected in urine, and very low concentration of Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol was detected in the ingested product. This is, as far as we know, the first report of cannabinoid poisoning after medical prescription of hemp seed oil in a preschool child.
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Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica
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Chinello, M., Scommegna, S., Shardlow, A., Mazzoli, F., de Giovanni, N., Fucci, N., et al. (2017). Cannabinoid Poisoning by Hemp Seed Oil in a Child. PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, 1 [10.1097/PEC.0000000000000780].
Chinello, M; Scommegna, S; Shardlow, A; Mazzoli, F; de Giovanni, N; Fucci, N; Borgiani, P; Ciccacci, C; Locasciulli, A; Calvani, M
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