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Acute poisoning by a barium chloride burn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6471144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 62-year-old man sustained a barium chloride burn after his jackhammer penetrated a pocket of molten barium chloride. He subsequently developed signs of systemic barium poisoning including bigeminy and hypokalemia. Treatment consisted of early thorough debridement and intravenous potassium supplementation. Serum barium levels were determined. In a review of the literature these appeared to be the first toxic barium levels to be reported. The literature concerning barium poisoning and its complications is reviewed and related to the clinical presentation and treatment of this chemically burned patient.
D W Stewart; R P Hummel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-28     Completed Date:  1984-09-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  768-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / chemically induced
Barium / blood,  poisoning*
Barium Compounds*
Burns, Chemical / complications*,  surgery
Hypokalemia / chemically induced,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Potassium / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Barium Compounds; 0/Chlorides; 10361-37-2/barium chloride; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-39-3/Barium

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