Cardiac asystole after mouthwash ingestion: A case report and review of the contents

R. R. Westermeyer, R. N. Terpolilli

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Abstract

In the search for intoxication, alcoholic patients often ingest toxic alcohols or other products containing ethanol. We report a patient who presented with intoxication from Listerine and rapidly progressed to cardiac asystole. Several mouthwash products have a high concentration of ethanol and are easily obtained. We review the contents of this product and their possible toxicologic effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-835
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume166
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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