Case series of mercury toxicity among children in a hot, closed environment.

@article{Akyildiz2012CaseSO,
  title={Case series of mercury toxicity among children in a hot, closed environment.},
  author={Basak Nur Akyildiz and Meda Kondolot and Selim Kurtoğlu and Bahadir Konuşkan},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={254-8}
}
Mercury poisoning is much more prevalent in the general population than possibly many physicians realize. We present data on 26 pediatric cases with mercury intoxication from exposure to mercury by inhalation or skin contact as a result of a broken thermometer in a school laboratory. This is the largest pediatric series in Turkey. During a 3-month period, the study team observed the children for clinical symptoms, physical findings, and blood and mercury levels. Of all patients, 21 inhaled, 3… CONTINUE READING
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