Salicylate Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 08, 2020
  • Author: Muhammad Waseem, MBBS, MS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of salicylate poisoning include the following:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

  • Caffeine toxicity

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sepsis and septic shock [18]

  • Chlorine gas toxicity

  • Ethylene glycol toxicity

  • Hydrocarbon toxicity

  • Iron toxicity

  • Organophosphate and carbamate toxicity

  • Theophylline toxicity

  • Withdrawal syndromes

Differential Diagnoses