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Complete recovery following “Veeram” (Mercury II chloride) poisoning: A case report

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S. Sathiaruban ,

Teaching Hospital of Jaffna, LK
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S. Ghetheswaran,

Teaching Hospital of Jaffna, LK
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R. M. Weerakkody

Teaching Hospital of Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Veeram is a local term used in Nothern Sri Lanka, for impure mercury (II) chloride. (HgCl2). We describe a case with acute, suicidal, mercury (II) chloride poisoning, who presented with confusion, acidosis and renal shut down. He was managed with mercury chelation using penicillamine, and acutre renal failure with hemodialysis. He made a complete renal recovery on discharge, and on follow up he did not have any neurological symptoms, and have made a complete clinical recovery. A discussion on the acute mercury poisoning follows.
How to Cite: Sathiaruban S, Ghetheswaran S, Weerakkody RM. Complete recovery following “Veeram” (Mercury II chloride) poisoning: A case report. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2019;31(2):48–50. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v31i2.83
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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