Cholestatic Hepatitis Caused by Acute Gold Potassium Cyanide Poisoning

  title={Cholestatic Hepatitis Caused by Acute Gold Potassium Cyanide Poisoning},
  author={M. Wu and W. Tsai and J. Ger and J. Deng and S. H. Tsay and M. Yang},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={739 - 743}
  • M. Wu, W. Tsai, +3 authors M. Yang
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
  • Introduction: Poisoning after oral ingestion of gold potassium cyanide is rarely reported. A case of suicidal ingestion of gold potassium cyanide (potassium dicyanoaurate; CAS# 13967-50-5) is described. Case Report: A 27-year-old man attempted suicide by ingesting 5 mL gold potassium cyanide solution. He developed vomiting, hyperamylasemia, and hepatic dysfunction. Cyanide poisoning was not detected but acute gold toxicity was noted. Pathologic findings of the liver showed centrilobular… CONTINUE READING
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