This case report of metaproterenol toxicity was associated with hypokalemia, hyperglycemia and hyperlactatemia. A similar triad has been reported in acute theophylline poisoning. Hypokalemia and hyperglycemia have been reported with other beta-agonists, but not metaproterenol. Patients presenting with the metabolic triad of hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, and hyperlactatemia should have theophylline and beta-agonist toxicity included in their differential diagnosis because the prognosis and therapy of these 2 intoxications is markedly different.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Veterinary and Human Toxicology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis