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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 249-250
Bioline Code: gm08050
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 249-250

 en Hemoperfusion Treatment Of Digital Intoxication In Chronic Hemodialysis Patient
Atalay, Hüseyin; Selçuk, N Yılmaz; Altıntepe, Lütfullah & Güney, İbrahim

Abstract

Diagnosis of Digitalis intoxication depends on good history taking, clinical signs and symptoms, and digoxin level. Sixty one years old female with diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD) and end-stage renal failure administered to emergency department with complaints of dyspnea and chest pain. Digoxin 0.50 mg once a day was prescribed by an internal medicine physician and she has been taking the drug for 7 days. In our case digoxin level was decreased to valuable level after hemoperfusion. In conclusion it was observed that hemoperfusion therapy of digitalis intoxication in chronic hemodialysis patient is effective.

Keywords
Digitalis, intoxication, chronic renal disease, hemoperfusion treatment

 
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