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Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Injury in Pediatric Acetaminophen Overdose

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient at risk for hepatocellular injury after an acetaminophen overdose.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

T39.1

Description:

Alander et al identified risk factors for hepatocellular injury in pediatric patients with an acetaminophen overdose. This can help identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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