Why do patients still die from paracetamol poisoning?

@article{Mclean1986WhyDP,
  title={Why do patients still die from paracetamol poisoning?},
  author={A E Mclean},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={293 6555},
  pages={1172}
}
  • A E Mclean
  • Published 1986 in British medical journal
The numbers of deaths from paracetamol poisoning have risen steadily in England and Wales since the first cases of fulminant hepatic failure caused by paracetamol poisoning were reported in 1966.'-3 In 1984 there were 176 deaths from paracetamol alone and a further 305 from paracetamol with other drugs, notably dextropropoxyphene.4 Adults account for most of the serious and fatal cases; young children rarely ingest enough paracetamol to cause more than minimal liver damage. On the first day… CONTINUE READING
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