• An 8-month-old girl with acute mercury vapor intoxication experienced pneumonitis with respiratory failure, bilateral pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, acute renal failure, hepatocellular dysfunction, and seizures. Treatment centered on intensive supportive care; her survival is exceptional among infants with severe mercury intoxication.
(Am J Dis Child 1983;137:749-751)
Jaffe KM, Shurtleff DB, Robertson WO. Survival After Acute Mercury Vapor Poisoning: Role of Intensive Supportive Care. Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(8):749–751. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140340033008
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