Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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Hida M

Hida M


  • Case Report
    Severe Maajoun Poisoning in Two Infants, Morocco
    Author(s): Achour S, Jalal Gh, Abourazzak S, Soulaymani R and Hida MAchour S, Jalal Gh, Abourazzak S, Soulaymani R and Hida M

    Maajoun is a pastry mixture prepared from hemp resin and other aphrodisiacs. It is widely consumed in Morocco for addiction and its aphrodisiac effects. Its frequent and common consumption in adults expose the children and infants to serious accidental intoxication leading sometimes to death. We report two cases of severe poisoning in two infants due to an accidental ingestion of Maajoun with good outcome after a symptomatic treatment. Case 1: An infant aged 14 months accidentally ingested a piece of Maajoun and he presented coma, hypothermic, bradycardia and mydriasis. The biological test was normal. The toxicological analysis using immunological methods carried out on the urines was positive for the tetrahydrocannabinol (cannabis) and the Benzodiazepines. The evolution was favourable without any complication nor sequelae. Case 2: A 12 months healthy infant without any previous signi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000117

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