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Aplastic anemia and membranous nephropathy induced by intravenous mercury

Publisher : Indian Journal of Nephrology

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Nephrology, Pathology

Year : 2012

Abstract : Self-injection of mercury can be life-threatening. We report a case of attempted suicide by self-intravenous injection of elemental mercury. The patient suffered from two side effects : membranous nephropathy and aplastic anemia. She was treated and the systemic effects of mercury were reversed after 4 years. The toxicology of mercury, mechanisms of renal and systemic toxicities, and the various therapeutic measures for mercury poisoning are discussed.

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