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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The diagnosis of poisoning is often obvious (e.g. in a patient presenting with drug overdose), but can sometimes be more challenging. This article describes some clinical presentations where poisoning should be considered in the differential diagnosis. These are unexplained coma or confusion, hypoglycaemia, abnormal liver function, unexplained convulsions, metabolic acidosis and abnormal bleeding. Poisoning should also be considered if several people present with similar symptoms or in children who have chronic, recurrent or unexplained symptoms.
Author(s): Thomas SHL
Publication type: Note
Publication status: Published
Online publication date: 06/02/2016
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
ISSN (print): 1357-3039
ISSN (electronic): 1365-4357
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd