Effects of Prussian blue and N-acetylcysteine on thallium toxicity in mice.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Thallium poisoning is now rare but still occurs as a result of homicide attempts. Prussian blue's efficacy in the treatment of experimental thallium poisoning has been demonstrated in animal models, and its use in humans is supported by anecdotal data. Since thallium binds sulfhydryl groups, the use of N-acetylcysteine is also considered as a… (More)

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