Case of the week 37/2018

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Use of CytoSorb in chloroquine intoxication and prolonged reanimation
Dr. Melanie Suda, Dr. Philipp Kunz | Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Clinic Association Southwest, Sindelfingen-Böblingen Hospital, Böblingen Clinic, Germany

This case study reports on a 25-year-old patient (no significant pre-existing conditions, questionable psychiatric history), who was found drunk by the emergency physician somnolent, tachycardic, with reduced reflexes and acrocyanotic after an announced suicide attempt where the alarm was raised by the partner 15 minutes after ingestion of at least 50 tablets of chloroquine 250 mg followed by direct admission to the hospital via emergency transport.
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