Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

JKSCT : Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology

OPEN ACCESS
SEARCH
Search

Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse Articles > Author index
Search
Soo-Youl Lee 1 Article
Salicylate Poisoning After Accidental Ingestion of Chinese Medicated Oil
Soo-Youl Lee, Ji-Yeong Ryu, Gyu-Chong Cho, Ji-Young You
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2007;5(2):138-141.   Published online December 31, 2007
  • 63 View
  • 0 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
Because of the ready availability of aspirin, salicylate poisoning remains a common problem in many countries. Another potential source of salicylate poisoning is medicated oil containing methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen). Methyl salicylate poses a much greater safety threat than aspirin tablets because of its liquid, concentrated form and high lipid solubility. Because of this danger, the toxic potential of medicated oil containing methyl salicylate should be fully appreciated both by physicians and by the general public. We encountered two cases of salicylate poisoning resulting from accidental ingestion of Chinese medicated oil. We report these cases along with a review of the literature.

JKSCT : Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology