MAURICE B. SIEGEL, M.D.; ALAN J. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
The clinical use of organic mercurials to control the edema of congestive heart failure has had widespread clinical application since their introduction a generation ago.1, 2, 3 These diuretics have had considerable usage also in the control of edema in the chronic nephritides,3, 4 although some point out that their use should be contraindicated because of their nephrotoxic effects.5, 6 In the case to be presented, mercupurin was used over a period of several months in doses ranging up to 4 c.c. twice weekly to control the edema of a young diabetic man with the syndrome of Kimmelstiel-Wilson.7 The postmortem
SIEGEL MB, FRIEDMAN AJ. FATAL MERCURIALISM DUE TO PROLONGED INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION OF A MERCURIAL DIURETIC1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:343–353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-343
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):343-353.
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