Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of cyanide toxicity?

Updated: May 30, 2020
  • Author: Inna Leybell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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The following conditions can be considered in the differential diagnosis of cyanide toxicity:

  • Acute coronary syndrome

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Angina pectoris

  • Myocardial infarction

  • Apnea

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Headache

  • Meningitis and encephalitis

  • Tachycardia

  • Hemlock poisoning

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Cardiogenic shock

  • Ischemic stroke

  • Carbon monoxide toxicity

  • Hydrogen sulfide toxicity

  • Iron toxicity

  • Isoniazid toxicity

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug toxicity

  • Azide toxicity

  • Methanol toxicity

  • Strychnine toxicity


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