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Acetaminophen Poisoning

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by McCoy K

(Paracetamol Poisoning; Acetaminophen Overdose; Paracetamol Overdose)



At first, a person with acetaminophen poisoning may have no symptoms.
When symptoms develop, they can include:
Jaundice Skin from Damaged Liver
Jaundice adult with label
Healthy liver on the left compared to diseased liver on the right that has caused jaundice of the skin.
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American Association of Poison Control Centers

Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics



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Children's Safety—Canadian Poison Control Centers



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