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Infantile Renal Tubular Acidosis Due to Mercury Poisoning
  1. Peter Husband,
  2. W. J. D. McKellar


    A 9-month-old infant with renal tubular acidosis is reported. This illness followed the use of ammoniated mercury ointment for a napkin eruption. Raised levels of inorganic mercury were found in the urine. The patient was treated with alkalis, dimercaprol, and penicillamine. After 5 months, all therapy was discontinued and she has remained well.

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