RICHARD P. ROBBINS, M.D.; DANIEL J. APPELROUTH, M.D.
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To the editor: We would like to report another case of acute ethchlorvynol (Placidyl®) intoxication presenting with the typical clinical picture as described by Teehan and associates in a recent article in the ANNALS (72:875-882, 1970).
The patient, a 74-year-old white woman with a previous history of two suicide gestures, presented to the emergency room of Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, deeply comatose, areflexic, with a blood pressure of 130/80, rectal temperature of 94 F, a pulse of 60, and no spontaneous respirations. The patient had been seen previously at another hospital and was intubated and treated with gastric lavage, which
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ROBBINS RP, APPELROUTH DJ. Acute Ethchlorvynol (Placidyl®) Intoxication. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:857–858. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-857_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):857-858.
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