Date of Presentation

5-5-2022 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

We report the case of a 4 year male who presented to the ED with what his mother described as unusual fatigue and sleepiness. The mother related that family and friends had some to her house for a holiday gathering and that one of the guests had an accessible and open handbag that contained gummi worm THC. The guest observed the child eating the gummi worms and immediately notified the patient’s mother. Poison control was contacted. The child was observed for 6 hours and left the ED in good condition without any specific treatment needed. Awareness of the potential of unintentional edible cannabis in the pediatric population is important.

Keywords

Cannabis, Cannabinoids, Edible THC, Pediatrics

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

Document Type

Poster

COinS
 
May 5th, 12:00 AM

Case Report: Unintentional Edible THC Ingestion (Gummi Worms) in a Child

We report the case of a 4 year male who presented to the ED with what his mother described as unusual fatigue and sleepiness. The mother related that family and friends had some to her house for a holiday gathering and that one of the guests had an accessible and open handbag that contained gummi worm THC. The guest observed the child eating the gummi worms and immediately notified the patient’s mother. Poison control was contacted. The child was observed for 6 hours and left the ED in good condition without any specific treatment needed. Awareness of the potential of unintentional edible cannabis in the pediatric population is important.

 

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