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Letters Paracetamol poisoning

Paracetamol concentrations should be in mg/L in UK

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3029
  1. Ian D Watson, consultant clinical biochemist and toxicologist1
  1. 1University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK
  1. ian.watson{at}

Ferner and colleagues highlight the risk of confusion between the units of concentration mmol/L and mg/L. Values are numerically very different, and this has led to deaths.1

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