Differential Diagnosis of Coma, Seizures and Arrhythmias
It is very important to exclude non-toxicological causes of all the syndromes, however these will not be discussed in detail. The presence of scattered tablets about a confused or comatose patient may, in the absence of a suicide note or preceding threats, result from ataxic attempts to relieve a severe headache or treat some other illness. Beware!
Diagnosis of poisonings leading to:
Diagnosis of poisoning by an unknown: