Year: 1980 Source: Archives of Diseases in Childhood, v.55, no.8, (1980), p.643-646 SIEC No: 19820900

Although nonaccidental poisoning in childhood is now more often recognised, it is still difficult to establish a diagnosis despite correct investigative procedures. In 1978 we were unable initially, to establish the cause for intermittent episodes of loss of consciousness in a boy admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Subsequently it was conclusively shown that his mother systematically poisoned him with Tuinal both before admission and while he was being treated in the hospital.