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Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2003 Apr;24(4):154-7.

Management of paracetamol poisoning.

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  • 1National Poisons Information Service, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, Avonley Road, London SE14 5ER, UK.


Paracetamol is the most common substance involved in self-poisoning in the UK. The main advances made over the past five years in the management of early paracetamol poisoning, identification of risk factors for paracetamol poisoning, understanding of the mechanisms and management of late paracetamol poisoning and issues concerning the prevention of paracetamol poisoning are discussed.

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