[The lethal ingestion of cigarettes in adults: does it really exist?].

@article{Metzler2005TheLI,
  title={[The lethal ingestion of cigarettes in adults: does it really exist?].},
  author={Wolfgang Metzler and Robert Wronski and Burkhard Bewig},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2005},
  volume={130 24},
  pages={1491-3}
}
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 35-year old patient suffering from a borderline personality disorder was admitted to our clinic with ingestions of cigarettes seven times within 15 months. The patient showed symptoms of a nicotine intoxication with agitation, hypertension, tachycardia, dizziness and nausea after ingestion of 7 up to 20 cigarettes. DIAGNOSIS Mild nicotine intoxication. TREATMENT AND COURSE After therapy with gastric lavages, activated charcoals and saline cathartics forced… CONTINUE READING