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Mercury as a cause of fulminant hepatic failure in a child: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21820988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in children is devastating unless urgent liver transplantation is undergone. Intoxication or drug-related FHF is a well-known group of causes leading to FHF. Mercury intoxication is described in the literature to cause hepatitis but not described to cause DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) syndrome and FHF in the same patient. We describe a child with mercury intoxication and FHF with clinical features fulfilling DRESS syndrome criteria. To our best knowledge, this is the first case report of fatal acute liver failure secondary to mercury intoxication in the English literature. Mercury intoxication should receive a worldwide attention to its consequences in order to minimize the morbidities and mortalities that arise from its intoxication.
S Al-Sinani; A Al-Rawas; A Dhawan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics and research in hepatology and gastroenterology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  2210-741X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-12     Completed Date:  2012-01-10     Revised Date:  2012-01-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553659     Medline TA:  Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Child Health Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Liver Failure, Acute / chemically induced*
Mercury Poisoning / complications*
Comment In:
Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2011 Nov;35(11):776-7   [PMID:  22078082 ]

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