Pédiatrie et thérapeutique

Pédiatrie et thérapeutique
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ISSN: 2161-0665


A Fat Overload after Fat Emulsion High Dose Infusion in an Infant

Wadah Khriesat, Kamleh Barham and Faisal Abu-Ekteish

Intravenous fat emulsion (IVFE) is an integral part of the Parenteral Nutrition (PN), in infancy there is a limited data regarding acute toxicity and management regarding fat emulsion overdose. We are reporting an infant who received an accidental high dose of fat emulsion and was successfully treated with a single – volume exchange. In infant with fat emulsion overdose, rapid assessment and treatment should be undertaken immediately to prevent lifethreatening complication.