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Acute renal failure associated with a labetalol overdose.
  1. A. Korzets,
  2. P. Danby,
  3. M. E. Edmunds,
  4. J. Feehally,
  5. J. Walls
  1. Department of Nephrology, Leicester General Hospital, UK.


    A case of acute renal failure in association with a deliberate labetalol overdose is described. The possible pathogenetic mechanisms behind the deterioration in renal function are discussed. Treatment of beta-blockade overdose, with special emphasis on the place of glucagon in such poisoning, is reviewed.

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