Mercury Toxicity


Diagnosis
  1. Symptoms (variable, non-specific)
  2. PE
  3. Diagnostic testing
  4. Differential diagnoses

Pathophysiology

  1. Binds sulfhydryl groups on proteins; inhibits enzymes, cellular damage
  2. Risk factors for toxicity
  3. Kinetics

Treatment

  1. ABC's, IV, O2, monitor
  2. Antidotes
  3. Decrease absorption
  4. Increase elimination

Disposition

  1. Admit