Acute mercury vapor poisoning. Fatality in an infant.

  title={Acute mercury vapor poisoning. Fatality in an infant.},
  author={M E Moutinho and A L Tompkins and Thomas W. Rowland and B B Banson and Anthony H. Jackson},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={135 1},
A 7-month-old girl succumbed to respiratory failure following exposure to high-density mercury vapor produced by heating of the metal in the home. Her course typified inhalation mercury toxic reaction, which in its focus on pulmonary damage creates a clinical picture distinct from that of chronic and oral mercury poisoning. 

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