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date: 05 May 2021

Management of acute poisoning 440

Acute poisoning remains one of the most common medical emergencies, 5–10% of hospital medical admissions. In the majority of cases, the drug ingestion is intentional, but the in-hospital mortality remains low (<0.5%). There are specific antidotes available for a small number of poisons and drugs; in most intoxications, basic supportive care is the main requirement and recovery follows. Internet-based information services such as Toxbase are useful: ...

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