Multidisciplinær håndtering af svær jernforgiftning som følge af suicidalforsøg

Translated title of the contribution: Multidisciplinary treatment of acute iron poisoning due to suicide attempt

Abstract

Intentional iron overdoses have an insidious and potentially fatal clinical course. This is a case report of a young woman, who deliberately ingested 300 tablets ferrous fumarate 330 mg, i.e. 400 mg elementary iron per kg body weight. Plain abdominal radiographs showed a conglomerate of iron tablets in the ventricle. Treatment consisted of endoscopic removal of tablets, deferoxamine antidote treatment, and whole bowel irrigation with macrogol laxatives. Toxicological risk evaluation of intentional iron overdoses is necessary to timely effectuate life-saving multidisciplinary empiric treatments.

Translated title of the contributionMultidisciplinary treatment of acute iron poisoning due to suicide attempt
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume182
Issue number46
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020

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