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Acute mercury vapour poisoning in an infant.
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PMID:  9176579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mercury vapour inhalation is a rare cause of acute toxic injury to the lungs and is often fatal in infants. A 5 month-old girl with mercury vapour poisoning who developed chemical pneumonitis with bilateral pneumothoraces is reported. She was managed successfully in an intensive care unit with respiratory support, without chelation therapy.
B Bhattacharya; S Banerjee; S Singhi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-16     Completed Date:  1997-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Lung Diseases, Interstitial / chemically induced*,  complications,  therapy
Mercury Poisoning / complications*,  therapy
Pneumothorax / chemically induced,  therapy

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