Illustrative CasesToxicity Following Laundry Detergent Pod IngestionSchneir, Aaron B. MD*†; Rentmeester, Landen MD*†; Clark, Richard F. MD*†; Cantrell, F. Lee PharmD†‡Author Information From the *UC San Diego Health System and †San Diego Division, California Poison Control System, San Diego; and ‡Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California–San Francisco School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Aaron B. Schneir, MD, UC San Diego Medical Center, 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103 (e-mail: [email protected]). Pediatric Emergency Care: June 2013 - Volume 29 - Issue 6 - p 741-742 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318294eb1d Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Laundry detergent pods (LDPs) have only recently become available in the United States, and there has been increasing concern regarding pediatric ingestions of them. We describe a 15-month-old female infant who ingested an LDP and had a depressed level of consciousness, metabolic acidosis, pulmonary toxicity, and swallowing difficulties. It is currently unclear what the exact etiologic agent(s) is responsible for the toxicity associated with LDPs. The case demonstrates the potential for significant toxicity following the ingestion of an LDP. Clearly, measures should be taken to avoid ingestions of these products. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.