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Acute carbon monoxide intoxication during pregnancy. One case report and review of the literature
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    Re: Analgesic drugs are common intoxicating agents

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Kennedy for highlightning an unfortunate omission in our review and we agree with his comments that carbon monoxide intoxications are the most fatal reported poisoning in Western develloped countries. Analgesics, which include acetaminophen, aspirin, and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are probably the leading cause of poisoning in several countries. Paracetamol poisoning is very c...

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    Analgesic drugs are common intoxicating agents
    Dear Editor

    In the article by Greingor et al on carbon monoxide poisoning in pregnancy, one word is notably absent from the Discussion. I quote, with the word inserted,'CO intoxication is the most frequently reported (FATAL) poisoning in Western developed countries'. Most of us are aware that analgesic drugs are still the commonest intoxicating agent - are we not?

    Julian Kennedy

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