What predicts severe and prolonged cannabis toxicity in children?
According to the cited reference, THC ingestions of >1.7 mg/kg in children under 6 years may predict severe (sensitivity 97.3%) and prolonged toxicity (sensitivity 75.4%). In the setting of exploratory ingestions age and sex were not significant predictors of THC toxicity.
Lesley C. Pepin, Mark W. Simon, Shireen Banerji, Jan Leonard, Christopher O. Hoyte,George S. Wang; Toxic Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Dose in Pediatric Cannabis Edible Ingestions. Pediatrics September 2023; 152 (3): e2023061374.10.1542/peds.2023-061374
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