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Treatment Line for Patient at Increased Risk for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Toxicity

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning and risk factors for enhanced hepatotoxicity requires therapy.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

T39.1

Description:

A patient with one or more risk factors for increased toxicity following paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning requires more aggressive management. These patients have a treatment curve with a cut-off lower than that used for normal individuals.

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