Knowledge of the toxicologic nature of ingested substances provides a proper framework for general and specific therapies best suited to meet the needs of the patient. Monitoring and direct observation provided in the PICU can aid proper therapy for many intoxicants. Good supportive care coupled with specific pharmacotherapy will provide the best chance for a successful outcome.

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@article{Kuy1977Poisoning, title={[Poisoning].}, author={A van der Kuy and A A van den Bemd and A. J. M. M. Beysens}, journal={Critical care clinics}, year={1977}, volume={4 4}, pages={845-72} }