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Citation

Franchitto N, Gandia-Mailly P, Georges B, Galinier A, Telmon N, Ducassé JL, Rouge D. Resuscitation 2008; 78(1): 92-96.

Affiliation

Service d'Aide Médicale d'Urgence, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Purpan, Toulouse, France. franchitto.n@chu-toulouse.fr

Copyright

(Copyright © 2008, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.resuscitation.2008.02.017

PMID

18482790

Abstract

Voluntary copper poisoning is a rare mode of suicide. We report a case of copper sulphate poisoning in a patient presenting delusions with mystic demands for purification. The initial gastrointestinal symptoms were followed by intravascular haemolysis and renal failure. The course was favourable after symptomatic treatment and specific copper chelation therapy. However, the pathogenesis is not fully understood and with the present state of knowledge, no one treatment can be said to be superior to another. The authors discuss the various treatments of this rare poisoning through a review of the available literature.


Language: en

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