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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2001 Dec;17(6):447-8.

Severe intoxication from xylazine inhalation.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.


We present the first documented case of overdose from xylazine inhalation. The patient developed findings consistent with alpha 2 adrenergic agonist toxicity, eg coma, miosis, apnea, bradycardia, hypothermia, and dry mouth 2 hours after exposure. Standard dose naloxone did not reverse these effects. The patient fully recovered after appropriate supportive measures. A review of prior reports of xylazine exposure is provided.

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