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Medicalcortexover 2 years ago
❌Weird suicide attempt!❌

❌Weird suicide attempt!❌

Mercury embolism to the lungs A 21-year-old dental assistant attempted suicide by injecting 10 ml (135 g) of elemental mercury intravenously. She presented to the emergency room with tachypnea, a dry cough, and bloody sputum. A chest radiograph showed that the mercury was distributed in the lungs in a vascular pattern. The patient was discharged after one week, and at follow-up at 10 months, she was healthy, with none of the renal, gastrointestinal, or neurologic effects that can result from the oxidation of mercury in the blood and consequent exposure of these organ systems.

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over 2 years ago

He can be treated with chelating agents like dimercaprol or D-penicillinamine

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over 2 years ago

Can she continue working for dentistry with her suicidal history??

over 2 years ago

What legal charges?

over 2 years ago

Oh Brother! 😵I guess it wasn't her time yet.....Poor things.... Now life will teach her its value when she faces legal charges.

over 2 years ago

How was this treated?

over 2 years ago

How was she treated?

over 2 years ago

He can be treated with chelating agents like dimercaprol or D-penicillinamine

over 2 years ago

Did she get help afterwards?

11 months ago

And hopefully therapy

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