Acute mercuric chloride poisoning: effect of co-ingested milk on outcome and continued hyperamylasemia.


Thirty-six h after intentionally ingesting 25 g of mercuric chloride powder mixed with 5O mL of milk, an elderly woman presented to the emergency department with diffuse upper gastrointestinal erosions and acute renal failure. The patient was treated with dimercaprol and hemodialysis, and was discharged from the hospital without clinically apparent sequelae… (More)