A rare case of self-injection of elemental mercury

@article{Priyangika2016ARC,
  title={A rare case of self-injection of elemental mercury},
  author={Singankutti Mudalige Thanuja Nilushi Priyangika and W. G. S. G. Karunarathna and Isurujith Kongala Liyanage and M. B. D. M. D. Gunawardana and Buddini Samanthi Dissanayake and Sumeda Udumalgala and Chamith Thushanga Rosa and Thilina Samarasinghe and Pravin Wijesinghe and Aruna Kulatunga},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-4}
}
Self-injection of elemental mercury is a rare finding especially in healthy people who are mentally sound. Early detection and removal of mercury from the body by chelation and physical removal of a stored injected site is required to prevent long term toxicity. A 15 year old previously healthy girl presented with an acute febrile illness with a generalized… CONTINUE READING