Rat poison, Mmm good. . .

Toxicology tip of the day.

Don’t smoke rat poison. Perhaps this warning is not necessary for the vast majority of patients, but for one unfortunate young man who presented to the ER with severe hemorrhage, it would have helped a lot. Evidently, he was combining marijuana with rat poison pellets, tossing it into a bong, and toking away.

Finally, someone comes along to make Cheech and Chong look like geniuses.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

WhiteCoat 01.14.09 at 3:53 pm

Good thing he wasn’t a rat …

Dotty Dott 01.26.09 at 8:56 am

rat i ment

homeless parrot 02.16.09 at 2:34 pm

holy crap! that’s one toxicity i thought was exclusive to us vets! i just had a little dog last night with a harsh cough. xrays showed pulmonary infiltrates. owner offhandedly mentioned “hey, she ate D-con (brodifacoum) 7 days ago.” don’t people think that info would be useful??

Your ER Doc 02.16.09 at 5:33 pm

Sounds like somebody was embarassed to mention that. Amazing what people leave out of the history. I’ve had patients give me a benign history and then when we’re about done, say “Oh by the way, I’ve been having terrible chest pain all day, and shortness of breath. Is that anything to worry about?”

james 04.18.11 at 1:53 am

He went to ER? I think perhaps that is the end of his life… maybe he was lucky and it wasn’t too bad…

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