Amitraz intoxication in children in the rural Black Sea region: analysis of forty-three patients

Kalyoncu M., Dilber E., Okten A.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.269-272, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1191/0960327102ht241oa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-272
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Amitraz is used topically in the treatment of demodicosis and other ectoparasitic infestations, Amitraz poisoning in children has been reported in a few cases. We presented 43 cases with amitraz intoxication. Of the patients, 14 had skin exposure. We compared the skin to peroral exposure group considering intoxication findings and outcome. In the peroral exposure group symptoms and recovery were more severe than in the skin exposure group, but mortality was not seen in two groups.