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Hydroxocobalamin treatment of acute cyanide poisoning from apricot kernels
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    Re:Acute cyanide poisoning from apricot kernels
    • Davide Cigolini, Medicine Doctor specializing in Emergency-Urgency Medicine
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      • Ricci Giorgio, Chief of Clinical Toxicology Unit A.O.U.I of Verona

    Dear Collegues,

    We were very glad to reply your letter posted online on the emj website in october, 6 2011. We read very carefully your concerns regarding the verifiability of cyanide as the poisoning agent. Certainly You can agree with us that, in a brief report with a fixed length, it is very difficult to give all the information and in some case you have to choose what you consider more important . In this c...

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    Acute cyanide poisoning from apricot kernels

    We congratulate Cigolini and colleagues on their case report of apparent cyanide poisoning from apricot kernels[1]. However, we have several concerns regarding the verifiability of cyanide as the poisoning agent. These concerns were not addressed in the case description or in a limitations section.

    First, while the patient was surrounded by apricot kernels, ingestion of the kernels was not verified visually (...

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