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Acetaminophen levels may be undetectable in overdoses

KEY POINT

Plasma levels of acetaminophen were undetectable in blood samples of approximately one-half of adults who presented with acute liver failure due to acetaminophen overdose, according to the results of a retrospective study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

SOURCES

Leventhal TM, et al. Acetaminophen is undetectable in plasma from more than half of patients believed to have acute liver failure due to overdose. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].