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Archives of Toxicology

, Volume 46, Issue 3–4, pp 199–206 | Cite as

The methenamine misunderstanding in the therapy of phosgene poisoning

  • Werner F. Diller
Review Article

Abstract

A thorough analysis of the pertinent literature leads to the conclusion that there is no justification for the use of methenamine (hexamethylene tetramin, Urotropin) for the therapy of phosgene poisoning.

Key words

Phosgene poisoning Prophylaxis Treatment Hexamethylene tetramine Methenamine Urotropin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner F. Diller
    • 1
  1. 1.Ärztliche Abteilung der Bayer AGLeverkusenFederal Republic of Germany

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