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Fatal Chloroquine Poisoning — Clinical Course and Autopsy Findings

  • M. Muhm
  • H. Mortinger
  • R. Malzer
  • R. Binder
  • T. Stimpfl
  • W. Vycudilik
  • A. N. Laggner
  • G. Bauer
Conference paper

Abstract

Whereas chloroquine is a widely used medical drug for the treatment of malaria, amebiasis and rheumatic diseases, its intentional overdose is a rare event.

Keywords

Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Intentional Overdose Diazepam infUSion Secondary Elimination Hospital Emergency Care 
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Literature

  1. (1).
    Noirfalise A (1978) Chloroquine intoxication: two case reports. Foren. Sd. 11: 177–179CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. (2).
    Riou B, Barnot P, Rimailho A, Baud FJ (1988) Treatment of severe chloroquine poisoning. The New England Journal of Medicine 318: 1–8PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Muhm
    • 1
  • H. Mortinger
    • 2
  • R. Malzer
    • 1
  • R. Binder
    • 2
  • T. Stimpfl
    • 2
  • W. Vycudilik
    • 2
  • A. N. Laggner
    • 1
  • G. Bauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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