Naphthalene addiction

Samir Kumar Praharaj, Sreejayan Kongasseri

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Abstract

Inhalant abuse such as kerosene, petrol, gasoline, and typewriter correction fluid has been reported from India. Naphthalene or mothballs, a commonly used substance in households and freely available in the market is an uncommon form of inhalant abuse which may lead to severe medical complications. We report an adolescent with addiction to naphthalene balls who developed severe anemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2012

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Inhalant Abuse
Kerosene
Gasoline
Anemia
India
naphthalene

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Praharaj, Samir Kumar ; Kongasseri, Sreejayan. / Naphthalene addiction. In: Substance Abuse. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 189-190.
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