Concepts and controversies in salicylate toxicity

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1994 May;12(2):351-64.


Despite efforts to minimize its occurrence, salicylate poisoning continues to confound physicians and kill patients. The primary problems involve recognition of salicylate poisoning and lack of aggressive early management. The use of sodium bicarbonate and early hemodialysis should prevent mortality in most patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspirin / poisoning*
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Decontamination / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Poisoning / diagnosis
  • Poisoning / therapy


  • Aspirin