Survival after Diphenhydramine Ingestion with Hemodialysis in a Toddler

Nathanael J. McKeown, Patrick L. West, Robert G. Hendrickson, B. Zane Horowitz

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A 13-month-old male who ingested 20 diphenhydramine (25 mg) tablets presented with seizures and ultimately progressed to status epilepticus and wide-complex tachycardia. Due to worsening clinical course, hemodialysis was performed with temporal resolution of his symptoms. Hemodialysis may be considered in critically ill diphenhydramine overdoses not responsive to conventional supportive care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Toxicology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Overdose
  • Status epilepticus
  • Wide-complex tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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