Acute cyanide poisoning from laetrile ingestion

Wilson C. Beamer, Ralph M. Shealy, Donald S. Prough

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A case of cyanide poisoning from laetrile ingestion is presented as an illustration of the recognition and treatment of cyanide intoxication. The pharmacology of laetrile, of cyanide, and of antidotes to cyanide intoxication are discussed as they relate to the acute management and successful treatment of this patient after this highly lethal ingestion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • cyanide poisoning, laetrile
  • laetrile, cyanide poisoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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