Acute mercury vapour poisoning in an infant.

  title={Acute mercury vapour poisoning in an infant.},
  author={Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Satyaki Banerjee and Sunit Singhi},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={17 1},
Mercury vapour inhalation is a rare cause of acute toxic injury to the lungs and is often fatal in infants. A 5 month-old girl with mercury vapour poisoning who developed chemical pneumonitis with bilateral pneumothoraces is reported. She was managed successfully in an intensive care unit with respiratory support, without chelation therapy. 

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