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Clarkson, T.W., Magus, L. and Myers, G.J. (2003) The Toxicology of Mercury: Current Exposures and Clinical Manifestations. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349, 1731-1737.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: A Rare Cause of Chest Pain: Disseminated Elemental Mercury Microthromboembolism

    AUTHORS: Brandon Allen, Bobby Desai, Lars K. Beattie

    KEYWORDS: Mercury Toxicity, Chest Pain, Microthromboembolism

    JOURNAL NAME: Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, Vol.5 No.1, January 22, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: The clinical manifestations of mercury poisoning vary based on chemical form, dose, and route of administration. In the medical field, many of the cases of mercury exposure have been in mining agriculture, or chemical industrial workers via inhalation. Aim: To discuss the diagnosis of parenteral mercury poisoning with radiographic identification and potential sequelae. Case Presentation: We present the case of a young male with a chief complaint of chest pain and intravenous mercury administration found to be intentional as a suicide attempt. The chest radiographs lead to a wide differential diagnosis in a hemodynamically stable patient. Conclusion: While ingestion rarely causes toxicity due to the poor absorption of mercury through the gastrointestinal tract, intravenous elemental mercury can range from producing minimal symptoms to being severely toxic.