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When to Suspect Salicylate Intoxication in an Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patients for findings that may indicate the presence of salicylate intoxication.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

risk factors, selection, overdose and reversal

ICD-10:

T39

Description:

Salicylate intoxication may be difficult to recognize in an elderly patient unless there is a high index of suspicion. The symptoms may go unrecognized or be ascribed to another cause.

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