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Estimated Salicylate Serum Levels

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

In older children and adults, the serum salicylate level corresponds well with severity of salicylate intoxication. In younger children, the correlation is less predictable. If the amount of salicylate ingested is known, then it is possible to estimate the peak serum salicylate level.

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