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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6

“An unusual cause of pain abdomen”: Acute mercury poisoning

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Soibam Pahel
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS, Virbhadra Road, Shivaji Nagar, Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/digm.digm_12_20

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The severity of mercury intoxication depends on the chemical form, dose, and route of exposure. Mercury intoxication has a wide variety of clinical manifestations that may involve the neurological, gastrointestinal, and dermatological systems. After diagnosis is made, prompt treatment is necessary to avoid systemic complications. Here, we report an unusual case of accidental ingestion of mercury and presenting as acute pain abdomen. She was managed conservatively and discharged in hemodynamically stable condition.

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