Novel drug therapies and clinical research. Part 6 of the "COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath" series
Commonly used on holidays in malaria prone destinations, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine will not be over familiar to the emergency physician. However, it is one of the leading causes of drug overdose in malaria prone countries and also the occasional toddler has managed to consume the grandparents lupus or rheumatoid arthritis medication leading to lethal consequences.
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?
A small child has swallowed two unknown tablets. How would you manage this problem in the emergency department?
Part 1 of 3 of our mega tropical series covering Malaria, TB and HIV. Remember there is not always a unifying diagnosis...