Bromate intoxication: hairdressers' anuria.


A 17-year-old hairdresser developed sodium bromate poisoning after drinking a cup of hair neutralizer in a suicide attempt. She presented 1 week later with anuria, required hemodialysis for 5 days, and subsequently recovered. Sensorineural hearing loss, often a characteristic finding, was absent. Early diagnosis of bromate intoxication requires an appreciation that it commonly occurs in hairdressers, may be accompanied by deafness, and may present with insidious anuria.

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@article{Kutom1990BromateIH, title={Bromate intoxication: hairdressers' anuria.}, author={A Kutom and N G Bazilinski and Leonor Magana and George Dunea}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={1990}, volume={15 1}, pages={84-5} }