A 5-year-old 20-kg boy developed grand mal seizures following application of 2 mL of tetracaine-adrenalin-cocaine to an oral mucosa laceration. Diazepam 6 mg IV followed by 195 mg phenobarbital was required to terminate the seizures. The patient was transferred to a pediatric intensive care unit for further evaluation and treatment. A toxicology screen obtained after transfer was positive only for diazepam and phenobarbital. The child remained lethargic for several hours but otherwise had a normal neurological examination. Brain computed tomography was normal. Anticonvulsant medication was discontinued prior to discharge and the child had no subsequent seizures.
- TAC, complications, seizures