Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      1971
    • Abstract:
      To the Editor.—In 1957, Grob of Zurich recommended painting the exposed sac of an omphalocele with merbromin (Mercurochrome).1 We employed this treatment for a giant omphalocele in a newborn, only to have the patient die of mercury poisoning. While this appears to be an infrequent occurrence, this potentially fatal means of treatment should be reported.Report of a Case.—The patient was a 5 lb 8 oz black infant born to a gravida 1, para 0, O-positive, 28-year-old mother with normal results of serologic tests, at 36 weeks gestation. A giant omphalocele was present with an intact sac, and the base measured 5 × 6 cm. The distance from the xiphoid process to the pubic symphysis was 9 × 6 cm. The liver was within the omphalocele as well as were most of the intestines. The abdominal cavity appeared extremely small. Aside from bilateral undescended testicles all was
    • ISSN:
      00987484; 15383598
    • Accession Number:
      ejs27547804
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STANLEY-BROWN, E. G.; FRANK, J. E. Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, [s. l.], v. 216, n. 13, p. 2144–2145, 1971. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804. Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Stanley-Brown EG, Frank JE. Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1971;216(13):2144-2145. Accessed September 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804
    • APA:
      Stanley-Brown, E. G., & Frank, J. E. (1971). Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 216(13), 2144–2145.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Stanley-Brown, Edward G., and Judith E. Frank. 1971. “Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele.” JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 216 (13): 2144–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804.
    • Harvard:
      Stanley-Brown, E. G. and Frank, J. E. (1971) ‘Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele’, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 216(13), pp. 2144–2145. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804 (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Stanley-Brown, EG & Frank, JE 1971, ‘Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele’, JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 216, no. 13, pp. 2144–2145, viewed 29 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Stanley-Brown, Edward G., and Judith E. Frank. “Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele.” JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 216, no. 13, June 1971, pp. 2144–2145. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Stanley-Brown, Edward G., and Judith E. Frank. “Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele.” JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 216, no. 13 (June 28, 1971): 2144–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Stanley-Brown EG, Frank JE. Mercury Poisoning From Application to Omphalocele. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association [Internet]. 1971 Jun 28 [cited 2020 Sep 29];216(13):2144–5. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=ejs27547804