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Unintentional ingestion of potassium permanganate.

Pediatric emergency care (2004-04-20)
Thomas B Johnson, David D Cassidy
ABSTRACT

This case of an unintentional ingestion of an unknown amount of potassium permanganate by a 5-year-old boy, and its sequelae, exemplifies the potential danger of this poison. Due to the wide availability of this agent in over-the-counter preparations and the high potential for serious sequelae, clinicians should be aware of the actions of this agent, as well as the diagnostic and management features associated with it.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Potassium permanganate, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, Hg ≤0.000005%, ≥99.0% (RT)
Sigma-Aldrich
Potassium permanganate, ≤150 μm particle size, 97%
Sigma-Aldrich
Potassium permanganate, ACS reagent, ≥99.0%, low in mercury
Sigma-Aldrich
Potassium permanganate, ACS reagent, ≥99.0%
Sigma-Aldrich
Potassium permanganate, puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. Ph. Eur., ≥99%