TITLE

Discoloration of skin and urine after treatment with hydroxocobalamin for cyanide poisoning

AUTHOR(S)
Cescon, David W.; Juurlink, David N.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the case of a 54-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital from an apartment fire and was administered with hydroxocobalamin for presumed cyanide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. Discoloration of the patient's skin color and urine was observed after hydroxocobalamin administration. The drug should be administered as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the patient. It adds that the drug may cause transient hypertension which is good for the patient.
ACCESSION #
36087602

 

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