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Response to a Test Dose of Atropine in a Patient with an Uncertain Exposure to an Organophosphorus or Carbamate Pesticide

Specialty:

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

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient may present with a history suggestive of an exposure to an organophosphorus or carbamate pesticide, but the diagnosis may not be certain. A trial dose of atropine can help exclude the diagnosis of cholinergic poisoning.

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