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PEHSU Case Conference | An Approach to Elemental Mercury Exposure Clusters – March 13, 2019 at 1:00pm ET

posted on Mar 12, 2019
During this webinar, Elizabeth Silver, PharmD and Paul Wax, MD, FACMT will discuss the mercury cases, signs and symptoms of exposure, the challenges with management, and mercury cleanup.

 

Title: An Approach to Elemental Mercury Exposure Clusters

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 1:00pm EDT

Presenters:  Elizabeth Silver, PharmD, Clinical Toxicology Fellow, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, GA and Paul Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology, Program Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units-West, Phoenix, AZ

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List signs and symptoms associated with inhalational mercury toxicity
  • Discuss challenges in the management of mercury toxicity
  • Describe cleanup of household elemental mercury contamination

Cases to be discussed:

By the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • A family presented to a community emergency department (ED) twice within one week with worsening non-specific symptoms attributed to an infectious etiology. Thorough history taking on the third ED visit revealed this to be protracted elemental mercury toxicity which required chelation for two patients and extensive environmental clean up.
  • Three children presented in the ED with rash and fever. Initially sent home and returned the next day with worsening symptoms. The oldest child wondered if it could have been due to a silver like substance that he found in a bottle along the railroad track near his home.