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J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1994;32(5):577-82.

Mercuric chloride poisoning due to ingestion of a stool fixative.

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  • 1State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Abstract

We present a case of ingestion of a commonly used stool fixative containing 675 mg of mercuric chloride per 15 mL vial. Early chelator therapy with dimercaprol and aggressive hydration were initiated and the patient remained asymptomatic. Safety packaging of this product is recommended.

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