paraldehyde poisoning


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paraldehyde poisoning

Poisoning in which symptoms resemble those of chloral hydrate poisoning. Symptoms include cardiac and respiratory depression, dizziness, and collapse with partial or complete anesthesia; it may also produce severe lactic acidosis.

Treatment

There is no specific antidote. Supportive care includes airway management, ventilation, and hemodialysis.

See also: poisoning