Poisoning in personnel with access to mercury

Rajasekaran, A and Pandit, Vinay and Seshadri, Shubha and Reddy, SK (2014) Poisoning in personnel with access to mercury. OA Case Reports, 3 (3). pp. 1-3.

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Introduction: This case deals with a 25 year old male bio-medical engineer who had consumed alcohol with subsequent ingestion of mercury liquid at his work place. Case Report: The patient presented to our medical team, immediately within an hour, with mild abdominal discomfort along with episodes of vomiting upon admission. He had mild hyperreflexia of the extremities, with no other neuropsychiatric manifestations. He had no other symptoms or signs; in particular; there was no evidence of local caustic damage to the mouth or oropharynx. We shed some light on the different types of mercury poisoning and its assessment and management, along with pertinent patient counselling. Conclusion: We advise the prompt usage of chelators upon confirmation of mercury poisoning, and plasma exchange and haemodialysis must be used whenever possible. Also, the psychiatric evaluation and counselling of these patients are very important in those attempting suicide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mercury; poisoning; chelation; healthcare personnel.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2016 08:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145646

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