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Table 2 Laboratory findings among voodoo-intoxicated patients

From: Acute Toxic Effects of the New Psychoactive Substance “Voodoo” among Patients presented to the Poison Control Center of Ain Shams University Hospitals (PCC-ASUH), Egypt, during 2017

Laboratory data Number (71) Percentage (%)
Arterial blood gases Normal 23 32.4
Respiratory acidosis 39 54.9
Metabolic acidosis 7 9.8
Mixed metabolic and respiratory acidosis 2 2.8
Glucose Normal 46 64.7
Hyperglycemia 20 28.1
Hypoglycemia 5 7.2
Sodium Normal 58 81.6
Hyponatremia 13 18.3
Potassium Normal 47 66.2
Hypokalemia 24 33.8
Urea Normal 40 56.3
Increased 31 43.6
Creatinine Normal 64 90.1
Increased 7 9.8
AST Normal 62 87.3
Increased 9 12.6
ALT Normal 65 91.5
Increased 4 5.6
Total CPK Normal 60 84.5
Increased 11 15.5
CK-MB Normal 58 81.6
Increased 13 18.3
Troponin Normal 58 81.6
Increased 13 18.3
Total leukocytic count Normal 52 73.2
Increased 19 26.7
  1. AST: aspartate aminotransferase, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, CPK: creatine phosphokinase, CK-MB: creatine kinase- myocardial band