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Intentional overdose of warfarin in an adolescent: need for follow up
  1. A V Ramanan,
  2. P Gissen,
  3. B Bose-Haider
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury BL9 7TD, UK

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    A 15 year old boy was seen in our emergency department with a history of ingesting 50, 5 mg tablets and 100, 1 mg tablets of warfarin. He had also taken 14, 300 mg tablets of allopurinol. This was confirmed to be fairly accurate by counting the number of tablets missing. The boy was well and had no specific symptoms. His vital signs were normal. He was admitted for close observation. His initial INR was …

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