Michele Demeo

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A 34-year-old woman presented with cyanosis and a methemoglobin level of 23.2% after perineal application of a topical anesthetic cream containing 20% benzocaine. Many commonly used products contain high levels of benzocaine, and their use can lead to life-threatening methemoglobin levels. This case reinforces the need for stricter guidelines for product(More)
In recent years, emergency physicians have encountered a growing number of patients who present with anticholinergic toxicity after using adulterated heroin. Anticholinergic poisoning caused by adulterated cocaine is far less common. This report describes the case of a 39-year-old man who arrived in the emergency department several hours after the nasal(More)
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