Supporting the intoxicated patient: toxicants affecting the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems

01 Sep 2020

Cook, S., Greensmith, T.

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Background: The gastrointestinal and hepatic systems are the first to encounter many potentially toxic substances. Recognition, stabilisation and treatment of the consequences of intoxication are key to successful management.

Aim of the article: This is the final article in a series of four. It focuses on toxicants that affect the gastrointestinal or hepatobiliary systems, outlining the aetiology of the clinical signs observed, along with diagnostic assessment and treatment considerations.