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November 13, 1972

Acute Sodium Fluoride Poisoning

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine and legal medicine, Health Science Division, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

JAMA. 1972;222(7):816-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210070046014

Severe acute sodium fluoride poisoning occurred in a man following the ingestion of 120 gm of sodium fluoride (NaF). Toxic reactions included tetany, multiple episodes of ventricular fibrillation, and esophageal stricture. The management of this case resulted in the patient's survival. To our knowledge, no similar case has been found in the literature.