Diazepam in the treatment of strychnine poisoning: Case report

Y. Herishanu, H. Landau

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Summary: A 20-month-old girl who accidentally ingested a large amount of laxative tablets containing strychnine, was successfully treated with diazepam. Diazepam seems to be the drug of choice in strychnine poisoning, because of its excellent anticonvulsant properties combined with its wide margin of safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-748
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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