16. Anticholinergic Poisonings

Associated with impairment of normal cooling mechanisms such as sweating

Treatment: Supportive care including active cooling and benzodiazepines

NOTE:

It is difficult to differentiate the toxic hyperthermic syndromes including hyperthermia from heat stroke and infection

Generally treatment of toxin induced hyperthermic syndromes includes benzodiazepine, active cooling and general supportive care.

Antidotes may be attempted if the specific inciting agent is known.

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