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Continuous venovenous haemofiltration for the treatment of theophylline toxicity
  1. J H Henderson,
  2. C A McKenzie,
  3. P J Hilton,
  4. R M Leach
  1. Department of Critical Care Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK
  1. Dr R M Leach richard.leach{at}


In patients with severe theophylline toxicity charcoal haemoperfusion is the recommended method for rapid reduction of serum theophylline levels. However, access to this technique is limited in most hospitals. This case report shows that continuous venovenous haemofiltration, a technique available in most hospitals, is an effective alternative to charcoal haemoperfusion.

  • venovenous haemofiltration
  • theophylline toxicity

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