Alpha-lipoic acid intoxication in an adolescent girl:case report and review of the literature
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CitationPolat, S., Kılıçaslan, Ö., & Sönmez, F. T. (2020). Alpha-lipoic acid intoxication in an adolescent girl: Case report and review of the literature. Turkish Archives of Pediatrics/Türk Pediatri Arşivi, 55(3), 328.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a widely used medication that does not need a prescription. Although it is safely used in adults, hitherto no safe dose for children has been reported, and there is no known antidote. The medical literature provides four reports of alpha-lipoic acid intoxication in the pediatric population to date. This case-report is the lowest known dose of alpha-lipoic acid intake leading to poisoning in a teenager.