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Use of Atropine in a Patient with Cholinergic Symptoms After Organophosphorus or Carbamate Pesticide Poisoning

Specialty:

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

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient poisoned with an organophosphorus or carbamate pesticide may present with the cholinergic syndrome. Atropine can be used to reverse the symptoms but should be monitored for its own toxic symptoms.

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