ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Toxic Mouth Pain
A middle-aged Asian female presents to the emergency department complaining of 2-3 days of mouth pain. She has chewed betel nut for a number of years. Which of the following is true regarding her presentation and management?
- Debridement should be avoided.
- Metronidazole is contraindicated due to the potential of a disulfiram-like reaction.
- Oral secretagogues should be used due to the anticholinergic effects.
- The patient is at increased risk of oral cancer.
This post was expert peer-reviewed by Dr. Bryan Judge, Dr. Louise Kao, and Dr. Ziad Kazzi.
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