Critical Care and Shock

Successful treatment of theophylline toxicity with continuous venovenous haemofiltration

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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.