A Fat Overload after Fat Emulsion High Dose Infusion in an Infant
Wadah Khriesat*, Kamleh Barham and Faisal Abu-Ekteish
Department of Pediatrics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wadah Khriesat
NICU Director, Department of Pediatrics
Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid, Jordan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 06, 2015; Accepted Date: June 26, 2015; Published Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: Khriesat W, Barham K, Abu-Ekteish F (2015) A Fat Overload after Fat Emulsion High Dose Infusion in an Infant. Pediat Therapeut 5:246. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000246
Copyright: © 2015 Khriesat W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.