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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

Pseudoephedrine-induced tachycardia and hypertension in an infant misdiagnosed as supraventricular tachycardia: A case report

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Physician Group, Gurnee, Illinois, USA

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Huda Elshershari
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Physician Group, Gurnee, Illinois
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DOI: 10.4103/1947-489X.210968

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A seven-month-old Hispanic girl was referred to the pediatric emergency department for evaluation of acute onset of supraventricular tachycardia. Physical exam revealed an extremely agitated infant with inconsolable crying, tachycardia, tachypnea and hypertension. Toxicologic studies of urine were positive for pseudoephedrine. The possible mechanisms and the principle of management of pseudoephedrine toxicity are discussed. List of abbreviations: Pseudoephedrine (PE), Emergency Department (ED), Beats per minute (bpm), Central nervous system (CNS)

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