WARREN R. GUILD, M.D.; JOHN V. YOUNG, M.D.; JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There are many drugs and chemicals which can produce renal injury resulting in acute urinary suppression. Among these is carbon tetrachloride,1, 2 which is widely used as an industrial solvent, as a household cleanser, as a vermifuge, and as a constituent of some types of fire extinguishers. This report is a clinical analysis of 20 patients with anuria due to carbon tetrachloride intoxication seen at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital between 1948 and 1957.
Of the 20 cases, 16 were male and four were female. Their ages varied from 23 to 49 years. There were five deaths, or
GUILD WR, YOUNG JV, MERRILL JP. ANURIA DUE TO CARBON TETRACHLORIDE INTOXICATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1221–1227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1221-1227.
Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Urological Disorders.
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