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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Eyer, F; Felgenhauer, N; Pfab, R; Drasch, G; Zilker, T 
Title:
Neither DMPS nor DMSA is effective in quantitative elimination of elemental mercury after intentional IV injection. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Intravenous injection of elemental mercury (Hg) is rare and considered relatively harmless. Treatment recommendations vary and the effectiveness of chelation therapy is controversial. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old man intravenously injected 1.5 mL of elemental Hg. Within 12 hours he became febrile, tachycardic and dyspneic. Physical examination was unremarkable. X-rays showed scattered radiodense deposits in the lung, heart, intestinal wall, liver and kidney. The serum Hg level on admis...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Clin Toxicol (Phila) 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
44 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
395-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1556-3650 
TUM Institution:
Toxikologische Abteilung