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Reduction in incidence of severe paracetamol poisoning

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martin Prince, Professor Simon ThomasORCiD, Emeritus Professor Oliver James, Dr Mark Hudson


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We report substantial reductions in the frequency of severe paracetamol hepatotoxicity locally and nationally after legislative limitations on its sale. These reductions were not explained by changes in referral patterns or use of N-acetylcysteine.

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Author(s): James OFW; Prince MI; Thomas SHL; Hudson M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Lancet

Year: 2000

Volume: 355

Issue: 9220

Pages: 2047-2048

ISSN (print): 0140-6736

ISSN (electronic): 1474-547X

Publisher: The Lancet Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02354-0


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