poisoning

40 year old man with suicide attempt

A 40-year-old man is brought to the emergency room by his friends. Apparently, he has ingested some unknown medication in a suicide attempt. The patient is disoriented to time. His temperature is 39.3°C (103°F), blood pressure is 120/85 mmHg, pulse is 100/min and irregular, and respirations are 22/min. The skin is flushed and dry. Dilated [...]