We report a case of a man with a 9.75g ingestion of quinine. The patient presented with recurrent pulseless wide complex tachycardia for which he received sodium bicarbonate, defibrillation and overdrive mechanical pacing. Despite treatment, the patient died. Quinine is still available for the treatment of leg cramps and drug-resistant malaria. In overdose, quinine affects multiple organ systems, including vision, hearing, the cardiovascular, and renal systems. We review the current approach to quinine intoxication.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Veterinary and Human Toxicology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis