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Am J Psychiatry. 1984 May;141(5):702-3.

Death from ipecac intoxication in a patient with anorexia nervosa.

Abstract

A patient with anorexia nervosa developed a fatal cardiomyopathy due to ipecac intoxication. Prodromal signs and symptoms included generalized muscle weakness, dysphagia, and severe palpitations. Autopsy revealed pathological changes in the heart and skeletal muscles.

PMID:
6143508
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.141.5.702
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