Presentations of acute phenytoin overdose

Larry B Mellick, J. Alan Morgan, Gary A. Mellick

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Abstract

A 15-year-old boy ingested 19.6 g (15 g veriflable) phenytoin sodium approximately four hours before emergency department presentation. The patient survived the suicide attempt with only supportive care, despite the ingestion of 392 mg/kg and a peak serum level of 100.8 μg/mL. A wide spectrum of physical findings consistent with acute massive ingestion of phenytoin was noted. This case report and a review of cases reported in the English literature of acute single anticonvulsant ingestion further delineate the clinical presentation of acute phenytoin overdose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Keywords

  • Phenytoin
  • anticonvulsant overdose

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  • Emergency Medicine

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Presentations of acute phenytoin overdose. / Mellick, Larry B; Morgan, J. Alan; Mellick, Gary A.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.1989, p. 61-67.

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Mellick, Larry B ; Morgan, J. Alan ; Mellick, Gary A. / Presentations of acute phenytoin overdose. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 61-67.
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