Aspirin Poisoning (cont.)
Aspirin Poisoning Prognosis
Recovery is likely if the proper treatment is given and the dose of aspirin taken is not too high.
Signs and symptoms as well as prognosis in chronic aspirin poisoning are less predictable. In the case of acute aspirin poisoning, symptom severity can be predicted by the dose ingested.
- Less than 150 milligrams of aspirin per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg) - no symptoms to mild toxicity
- Ingestions of 150-300 mg/kg - mild to moderate toxicity
- Ingestions of 300-500 mg/kg - serious toxicity
- Greater than 500 mg/kg - potentially lethal
REFERENCES: Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2012
MedscapeReference.com. Salicylate Toxicity.
Previous contributing coauthor and editors:
Salih Ali Al-Marri, MD, FRFPC, Chair and Program Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha-Qatar.
Editors: Michael D Burg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, University of California at San Francisco-Fresno; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.
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