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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

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.
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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?