Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

Michel Durand

Michel Durand


  • Case Report
    Intoxication by Massive Ingestion of Poppers: A Case Report
    Author(s): Alexandre Behouche, Claire Chapuis, Pierre Albaladejo and Michel DurandAlexandre Behouche, Claire Chapuis, Pierre Albaladejo and Michel Durand

    Background: Poppers are commonly inhaled for their recreative properties. Oral intakes are scarce, and clinical presentation and management of massive ingestions are poorly described in literature. We report a haemodynamic failure due to massive oral intake of poppers, and its evolution. Case presentation: A 47 years old healthy man drank by mistake about 5 mL of poppers. Respiratory and haemodynamic failures grew quickly; requiring admission in intensive care unit, oxygen therapy, volume expansion and norepinephrine up to 2 mg/h. Methaemoglobinemia reached 32% and required methylene blue infusion, falling to less than 5% after 6 hours. Respiratory failure gradually improved, as well than hypotension allowing norepinephrine withdrawal in the first 24 hours. Patient was then promptly discharged at home without any aftereffect. C.. View More»

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