Category Toxicology
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A Remorseless Poison

A 20 year-old female had a polypharmacy overdose 36 hours ago. She has had symptoms of GI upset (nausea and vomiting), some anxiety and mild confusion. Her life is in your hands...
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Seafood poisoning

A couple present to the ED with vomiting and paraesthesiae after eating at a seafood restaurant. Can you help them by solving the seafood poisoning conundrum?
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Hypoglycemia, but how?

A man presents with hypoglycemia, but has no history of any other illness nor a history of ingesting a hypoglycemic agent. Can you unravel the puzzle?
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Smoking is deadly

A 37 year-old man is BIBA to the emergency department following a fire at his apartment. He has a fluctuating level of consciousness (currently GCS 11) and is hypotensive (BP 85/50). He has no evidence of airway compromise, burns or other significant injury.
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Life in the TOO fast lane?

There has been an avalanche of new recreational drugs hitting the streets recently. Apart from a few anecdotal reports, most of the information available to clinicians comes from those involved in drug culture. Given these limitations, treatment of toxicity from these new recreational drugs should be guided by the clinical manifestations and the known pharmacology of these agents. They're coming to an ED near you soon - are you ready?
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Stiff and Twisted

Acute dystonic reactions are a distressing extrapyramidal side effect of antipsychotic and certain other medications.
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The Antidote Challenge

Take the antidote challenge - see if you're ready to join the ranks of the toxicology mavens by naming the antidote for each of these poisons.
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Chloroquine poisoning

Two chloroquine tablets have gone missing and the 2 year-old suspect is 'keeping mum' about it. Now what do you do? What if life-threatening toxicity occurs?
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Corrosive ingestion

A child has scooped up crystals from a sink and put them in his mouth, resulting in immediate distress. How will you manage this corrosive injury?