volume 295, issue 6590, P117-117 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6590.117-b
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G W Black, D J Hatch, P Morris

Abstract: Halothane hepatitis in children SIR,-Dr J Gerald Kenna-and colleagues (9 May, p 1209) present data confirming other reports that severe liver injury associated with halothane may occur in children. They speculate on the incidence of such injury and offer advice to paediatric anaesthetists on the use of halothane. Neither should go unchallenged. Dr Kenna and coworkers suggest that severe liver injury induced by halothane may be as common in children as in adults. They quote studies with numerators of only 1 and…

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