Acute intoxication.

  title={Acute intoxication.},
  author={Catherine A. Marco and Gabor D. Kelen},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={8 4},
Acute alcohol intoxication is a commonly encountered clinical presentation in Emergency Medicine. Its role should be considered in many Emergency Department presentations, specifically in major and minor trauma, and in gastrointestinal, metabolic, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders. The differential diagnosis of change in mental status must be considered in all intoxicated patients. Management of intoxicated patients is generally supportive although complications of chronic alcoholism should… CONTINUE READING