Recurrent Ethylene Glycol Poisoning with Elevated Lactate Levels to Obtain Opioid Medications

Recurrent Ethylene Glycol Poisoning with Elevated Lactate Levels to Obtain Opioid Medications BackgroundMalingering is when a patient feigns illness for secondary gain. While most patients with malingering manufacture or exaggerate symptoms, some patients may induce illness. Previous reports of malingering patients inducing illness include sepsis, kidney pain, migraine, and chest pain. However, acute poisoning as a manifestation of malingering appears to be rare. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Emergency Medicine Elsevier

Recurrent Ethylene Glycol Poisoning with Elevated Lactate Levels to Obtain Opioid Medications

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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0736-4679
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10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.01.044
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Abstract

BackgroundMalingering is when a patient feigns illness for secondary gain. While most patients with malingering manufacture or exaggerate symptoms, some patients may induce illness. Previous reports of malingering patients inducing illness include sepsis, kidney pain, migraine, and chest pain. However, acute poisoning as a manifestation of malingering appears to be rare.

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Journal of Emergency MedicineElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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