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EC number: 204-881-4
CAS number: 128-37-0
Case of gastritis caused by ingestion of BHT; a 22 -year old white woman
ingested 4 g BHT on an empty stomach. Later that evening, she
experienced severe epigastric cramping, generalized weakness, nausea and
vomiting, followed by dizziness, confusion and a brief loss of
consicousness. She was admitted in a dehydrated condition with
epigastric burning pain. On admission, the patient's blood pressure was
110/70 mm Hg, with moderate orthostatic changes. The stool guaiac test
was negative. She was afebrile, white-cell count of 7400, a normal
differential cell count and a hematocrit of 35.8. The results of liver
function test, electrolyte measurement, electrocardiography, and
electroencephalography were within normal limits. Treatment included
hydration, prochlorperazine, and antacids; the symptoms were resolved
within a few days.
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