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Management of acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning 

Management of acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning
Management of acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning

Michael Levine

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date: 23 May 2022

Acetaminophen overdose remains common, and is one of the most frequent reasons for liver transplant in the United States. Toxicity results from the metabolism to a toxic metabolite, N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine. This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the history and epidemiology of acetaminophen overdose, followed by a discussion on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment strategies presented.

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