Pseudomonas aeruginosa septic shock secondary to "Gripe Water" ingestion

David Sas, Maria A. Enrione, Richard H. Schwartz

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We report the case of a 9-month-old girl who presented in septic shock after ingestion of a contaminated herbal supplement commonly used to treat colic. Herbal supplements are widely used by well-meaning parents for many common conditions. Pediatricians should be aware that the variable manufacturing and packaging conditions of herbal supplements can lead to contamination with infectious agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-177
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Feb 2004


  • Gripe water
  • Herbal supplements
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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