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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Na Priya, Nagaprabhu, V. Na, Kurian, Gb, Seethalakshmi, Nc, Rao, G. Ga, and Unni, V. Nb, “Aplastic anemia and membranous nephropathy induced by intravenous mercury”, Indian Journal of Nephrology, vol. 22, pp. 451-454, 2012.