When is inpatient treatment for mercury toxicity indicated?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Individuals who need to be admitted to the hospital include the following:

  • Individuals who ingested (or are thought to have ingested) mercury salts

  • Individuals thought to have elemental mercury inhalation and have pulmonary injury

  • Individuals who require intensive chelating therapy


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