• Lars C. Larsen
  • Stephen H. Fuller


More than 2.2 million poison exposures were reported to United States poison centers in 1990,1 at least 76% of which were by intentional or accidental ingestion. This chapter is intended to provide primary care clinicians with sufficient information to diagnose and comprehensively manage common oral poisonings associated with significant morbidity and mortality. They include ingestions of acetaminophen, tricyclic antidepressants, aspirin/salicylates, benzodiazepines, hydrocarbons, and acids and alkalis.


Activate Charcoal Gastric Lavage Acetaminophen Overdose Salicylate Level Salicylate Poisoning 
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