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About Hannah Malashock, MD

Medical Toxicology Fellow Department of Medical Toxicology University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix
10 07, 2017

ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Discolored Skin and Urine


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A patient is brought to the Emergency Department by EMS (Emergency Medical Services) from a house fire. The patient’s skin and urine are discolored as shown. What is the most likely cause of the discoloration?

  1. Acute liver failure
  2. An antidote administered by prehospital provider
  3. Carbon monoxide poisoning
  4. Massive hemolysis