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Toxicology in the ICUToxicology in the ICU: Part 3: Part 3: Natural Toxins

Michael Levine, MD; Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD; Kim Graeme, MD; Daniel E. Brooks, MD; Joshua Canning, MD; Steven C. Curry, MD
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From the Department of Medical Toxicology (Drs Levine, Ruha, Graeme, Brooks, Canning, and Curry), Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; and the Department of Emergency Medicine (Dr Graeme), Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Correspondence to: Michael Levine, MD, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Department of Medical Toxicology, 925 E McDowell Rd, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85006; e-mail: michael.levine@bannerhealth.com


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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;140(5):1357-1370. doi:10.1378/chest.11-0295
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This is the third article of a three-part series that reviews the care of poisoned patients in the ICU. This article focuses on natural toxins, such as heavy metals and those produced by plants, mushrooms, arthropods, and snakes. The first article discussed the general approach to the patient, including laboratory testing; the second article focused on specific toxic agents, grouped into categories.

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