Critical Care and Shock

Successful treatment of theophylline toxicity with continuous venovenous haemofiltration


Charcoal haemoperfusion remains the treatment of choice for severe theophylline toxicity. However, this technique may not be available in most hospitals. We described a case of 62-year-old man, who presented with severe theophylline toxicity (peak level 85 mg/L), which was treated successfully with high volume continuous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH). We also review the literature concerning treatment of theophylline toxicity with haemofiltration.