The Toxicology Committee updated the existing Victorian CPG Serotonin toxicity, this CPG was previously called Serotonin syndrome.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Be aware of the possibility of serotonin toxicity diagnosis when patients have been exposed to any of the agents implicated
- Serotonin toxicity encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical signs and symptoms
- Severe serotonin toxicity is a medical emergency. Untreated, serotonin toxicity can progress to multi-organ failure and death. Severe cases should be managed in a Paediatric ICU
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