Fatal methadone intoxication in a child

Roy Riascos, Paul Kumfa, Rafael Rojas, Hugo Cuellar, Fernando Descartes

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Methadone is an opiate used as part of the treatment for heroin abuse; it can be ingested orally. We present the lethal outcome of a 22-month-old child intoxicated after methadone ingestion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Child
  • Intoxication
  • Methadone
  • Opioid
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Riascos, R., Kumfa, P., Rojas, R., Cuellar, H., & Descartes, F. (2008). Fatal methadone intoxication in a child. Emergency Radiology, 15(1), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-007-0627-8