Acute mercury vapour intoxication: report of six cases.

  title={Acute mercury vapour intoxication: report of six cases.},
  author={Sim{\'o}n Hern{\'a}ndez Aguado and I F de Quir{\'o}s and Rosa Jave Mar{\'i}n and Emilio Gago and Ernesto G{\'o}mez and Francisco Fern{\'a}ndez-Vega and J Alvarez Grande},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={4 2},
In a group of six workers acutely exposed to metallic mercury vapour in a confined space, one patient had acute renal and respiratory failure which required daily haemodialysis and mechanical ventilation, another had acute bilateral pneumonitis with respiratory insufficiency, and the other four had corrosive oropharyngeal mucositis with a 'flu-like syndrome. Serum and urinary mercury showed an obvious correlation with the clinical picture. After removal from the source of exposure and the… CONTINUE READING