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Mercury ingestion from a broken thermometer
  1. Bahareh Yaghmaie1,
  2. Seyed Behzad Jazayeri1,2,
  3. Abtin Shahlaee1,2
  1. 1Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Student Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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A 3-year-old boy was presented to our emergency department after biting on a glass mercury thermometer. His parents had removed the thermometer along with some glass particles immediately after realising the problem. There was no …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the ethics committee of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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