versão impressa ISSN 0121-0793
BERROUET MEJIA, Marie Claire; ESCOBAR TOLEDO, Isabel Eugenia e GONZALEZ RAMIREZ, Diego Mauricio. Systemic poisoning associated with the intramuscular injection of metallic mercury: a case report. Iatreia [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.4, pp. 420-425. ISSN 0121-0793.
Reports of toxicity by metallic mercury are mainly related with exposure by inhalation, leading to renal dysfunction. There are few reports of toxicity related with subcutaneous, muscular or intravenous injections of this metal. The clinical spectrum of manifestations is wide arising from the renal, endocrine and neurologic lesions. We report the case of a 16 year-old woman who suffered from systemic mercurial toxicity after an intentional muscular injection of this metal. She did not initially receive a chelating agent and developed renal dysfunction, hyperparathyroidism and secondary osteoporosis with a pathological hip fracture.
Palavras-chave : Hyperparathyroidism; Mercury intoxication; Renal failure.