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May 1988

Acute Pnaralysis From Inhaled Barium Carbonate

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(5):579-580. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520290119024

• A young chrome-plating worker suffered life-threatening hypokalemic paralysis when barium powder, used in cleaning the chrome tanks, blew back into his face.

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