Transdermal Fentanyl in Deliberate Overdose in Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Care, 05/10/2012

The authors present the case of an adolescent who deliberately overdosed using fentanyl skin patches and describe the implications for management. This report serves to remind clinicians to consider this method of drug administration in children who display signs of opioid toxicity, where overdose may be subsequent to its use in therapy, recreation, or deliberate self–harm.

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