Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

Polyxeni Neou

  • Case Report
    Mercury Bichloride Iatrogenic Poisoning: A Case Report
    Author(s): Maria Dolianiti, Karmen Tasiopoulou, Angeliki Kalostou and Polyxeni NeouMaria Dolianiti, Karmen Tasiopoulou, Angeliki Kalostou and Polyxeni Neou

    Introduction: Inorganic mercury intoxication is rare and usually the result of occupational exposure, suicide attempt or accident. This article presents the case of acute poisoning due to peritoneal lavage with mercury bichloride. Case report: A 30 year old woman was operated in order to remove a teratoma from her right ovary. On the second postoperative day she presented ileus, renal failure and circulatory collapse. Because of the severity of her situation she underwent an exploratory laparotomy the day after. Intraoperative findings included white necrotic lesions on the anterior surface of the sigmoid colon, dark colored intraperitoneal fluid collection and a bluish micronodular lesion of the omentum. The ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes were unaffected. The patient was admitted to the ICU and was started on Continuous Veno Venous Hemo Diafiltration (CVVHDF). The doctors who tr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000290

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