CSI: Austin - Status Update 2



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Status Update 2

Upon further questioning, the emergency-medical-services personnel reported that the patient’s friends had confirmed that she had discussed having consumed laser-printer toner-cartridge cleaner in order to augment the effect of alcohol.

***Question:  Now what are you thinking is the cause?***

Five hours after admission, the patient awoke and was able to follow commands appropriately.  The trachea was extubated 30 minutes later. Seven hours after admission, she disconnected herself from the cardiac monitor and demanded to leave the hospital. She was judged to have the capacity to make her own decisions, and she decided to forego any further evaluation.  She left against medical advice (AMA).

So after leaving AMA and not knowing exactly what is wrong what is your best guess?