Paracetamol poisoning

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Synonyms: Acetaminophen poisoning

A rare intoxication due to a medical product occurring as a result of accidental or intentional overdosing of paracetamol (acetaminophen). Patients may develop gastroenteritis within hours and hepatotoxicity within 24 to 72 hours after ingestion potentially leading to acute liver injury and liver failure. Possible non-hepatic sequelae include renal failure thrombocytopenia pancreatitis and subendocardial myocyte necrosis. Chronic paracetamol poisoning may be asymptomatic or include all signs and symptoms potentially occurring in acute poisoning.

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