Digitalis Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 04, 2017
  • Author: Vinod Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of digitalis toxicity include the following:

  • Sepsis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Sinus node dysfunction
  • Organophosphate toxicity
  • Heart failure
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Arrhythmias
  • Syncope
  • Cardiotoxic plant ingestion
  • Class Ia cardiac drug toxicity
  • Clonidine toxicity
  • Dehydration
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • First-degree heart block
  • Second-degree heart block
  • Third-degree heart block

Differentials

Acute Kidney Injury

Beta-blocker toxicity

Calcium channel blocker toxicity

Hypercalcemia

Hyperkalemia

Hypernatremia

Hypoglycemia

Hypokalemia

Hyponatremia