184. Poisoning and Paediatric Skin

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Giuseppe Micali MD1,
  2. Stephanie A. St Pierre2,
  3. Erika E. Reid3 and
  4. Dennis P. West MD, PhD3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch184

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Micali, G., St Pierre, S. A., Reid, E. E. and West, D. P. (2011) Poisoning and Paediatric Skin, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch184

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dermatology Clinic, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

  2. 2

    Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • poisoning and paediatric skin;
  • myriad substances, serious poisoning - in humans after dermal exposure;
  • poisoning, classified - type of toxicity produced;
  • toxicology and organ systems;
  • accidental ingestion of poison, preschool children - and adolescents, intentional ingestion;
  • fundamentals of percutaneous absorption;
  • paediatric skin absorption - human stratum corneum (SC), excessive water loss prevention;
  • percutaneous absorption - and systemic toxicity;
  • antihistamines, diphenhydramine hydrochloride - relieving itching;
  • warfarin in infants - and transcutaneous intoxication risk


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Toxicology and organ systems

  • Paediatric skin absorption

  • Fundamentals of percutaneous absorption

  • Percutaneous absorption and systemic toxicity

  • Therapeutic agents

  • Compounds used for non - therapeutic purposes

  • Cutaneous symptoms following ingestion, inhalation and injection of some toxicants

  • Conclusion

  • References