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How is aspiring poisoning diagnosed?

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The doctor will take a history and perform a physical examination to look for evidence of poisoning. The doctor will order lab tests to look for damage to organ systems that can be harmed by aspirin overdose. Depending on the timing, the doctor may order other tests to check for the level of aspirin in the bloodstream.

From: Aspirin Poisoning WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Aspirin Poisoning." 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Poison Control Center: "Aspirin: The Basics."

UpToDate: "Salicylate (aspirin) poisoning in adults."

American Association of Poison Control Centers.

MedlinePlus: "Aspirin overdose."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Aspirin Poisoning." 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Poison Control Center: "Aspirin: The Basics."

UpToDate: "Salicylate (aspirin) poisoning in adults."

American Association of Poison Control Centers.

MedlinePlus: "Aspirin overdose."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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