What is the role of imaging in the workup of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) toxicity in pediatric patients?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Stephen L Thornton, MD  more...
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Chest radiography should be performed if a history or suspicion of aspiration is noted or to rule out other causes of fever, hypotension, or respiratory failure.

Neuroimaging should also be considered for patients with altered mental status, especially if the history is unclear or if trauma is a potential comorbid contributor.


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