Mercury inhalation poisoning and acute lung injury.

Hong Euy Lim, Jae Jeong Shim, Sang Yeub Lee, Seung Heon Lee, S. Y. Kang, J. Y. Jo, Kwang Ho In, H. G. Kim, S. H. Yoo, Kyung Ho Kang

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Abstract

Acute mercury inhalation poisoning is a rare cause of acute lung injury. It is usually fatal because of progressive pulmonary failure. We experienced a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after illicit use of mercury vapor for hemorrhoid treatment; he developed acute chemical pneumonitis following exposure to mercury vapor. Prompt treatment with corticosteroids and penicillamine for acute chemical pneumonitis was instituted; radiologic pulmonary infiltrates disappeared within a week, but late phase neurologic sequelae and pulmonary interstitial fibrosis progressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of internal medicine
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Nervous System
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
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Mercury inhalation poisoning and acute lung injury. / Lim, Hong Euy; Shim, Jae Jeong; Lee, Sang Yeub; Lee, Seung Heon; Kang, S. Y.; Jo, J. Y.; In, Kwang Ho; Kim, H. G.; Yoo, S. H.; Kang, Kyung Ho.

In: The Korean journal of internal medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.01.1998, p. 127-130.

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Lim, Hong Euy ; Shim, Jae Jeong ; Lee, Sang Yeub ; Lee, Seung Heon ; Kang, S. Y. ; Jo, J. Y. ; In, Kwang Ho ; Kim, H. G. ; Yoo, S. H. ; Kang, Kyung Ho. / Mercury inhalation poisoning and acute lung injury. In: The Korean journal of internal medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 127-130.
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