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Reply To: The Harry Potter Toxin!

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This is really interesting Simon!

I think Andy’s question about intralipid is a really good one… I might indeed be a consideration in these cases.

Why have the human medics moved away from gastric lavage? Is there evidence to support worse outcomes? I wonder if the outcomes are worse in these cases because they have the more severe toxins to begin with?

It is always a worry inducing emesis in the cases that are neurological or likely to become neurological. If they are obviously neurological on presentation when I would not induce emesis. If they are clinically normal on presentation I often will.

Scott 🙂