Chronic salicylate poisoning and severe malaria.
BACKGROUND Salicylates continue to be marketed and to be used in developing countries as over-the-counter (OTC) antipyretics in children, whereas in developed countries they are no longer used in children because of safety concerns. The presenting signs of salicylate poisoning, especially chronic (repeated administration of therapeutic or excessive doses for longer than 12 h), can include metabolic acidosis, hypoglycaemia, lethargy, and coma and fits. These signs are also common in severe mal...Expand abstract
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