Salicylates

Salicylates is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

Definition

  • Salicylate toxicity may result from acute or chronic ingestion of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin is a generic name in the United States but a brand name in the rest of the world).
  • Toxicity from chronic ingestion typically occurs in elderly patients with chronic underlying medical conditions. They can present similarly to patients with sepsis.

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