Acetaminophen is in everyone's medicine cabinet. This makes it one of the more common intoxications. At first blush, this might seem like an easy topic: apply the nomogram, then give acetylcysteine. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple. There are a variety of different presentations (e.g. acute, chronic, delayed), many of which will confound the nomogram. Treatment of the most extreme form (massive acetaminophen intoxication) remains debatable.
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