The metabolism of arsenic in humans acutely intoxicated by As2O3. Its significance for the duration of BAL therapy.


The urinary excretion of inorganic arsenic and of its less toxic metabolites [monomethylarsonic acid (MMA) and dimethylarsinic acid (DM)] has been followed-up in five cases of acute oral intoxication by As2O3. In addition to supportive therapy all patients were given BAL. The proportion of the three species of urinary arsenic (inorganic, MMA, DMA) changes… (More)


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