Acute self-poisoning, bites and stings
INCIDENCE AND DIAGNOSIS It has been estimated that cases of self-poisoning account for up to 30% of all acute medical admissions in the United Kingdom. The mortality of those cases reaching hospital alive is less than 1 %. In the absence of head injury or obvious trauma, self-poisoning is the most common cause of coma in the age group 15–55.
type of drug and amount ingested
whether alcohol or other drugs were also taken.
if the patient is on any other medication.
KeywordsGastric Emptying Gastric Lavage Potassium Permanganate Solution Forced Diuresis Iron Poisoning
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