Intoxication volontaire au mercure: conséquences biologiques et signification psychiatrique

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F8D356443E65
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Intoxication volontaire au mercure: conséquences biologiques et signification psychiatrique
Périodique
Praxis
Auteur(s)
Jornod P., Vannotti M., Dascal D.R., Auer C., Berode M., Savolainen H., Buclin T., Nicod P., Waeber G.
ISSN
1661-8157
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
86
Numéro
22
Pages
946-951
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
A young patient suffering from schizophrenia had intense headaches and photophobia which were induced by intra-ocular injections of mercury. The clinical diagnosis was established once foreign bodies were visualized on regular X-rays of the patients skull. The mercury intoxication in combination with the secondary irreversible lesions to the eyes necessitated a bilateral enucleation and the use of a chelating treatment with sodium-dimercapto-1-propane sulfate (DMP). Automutilation is a very rare and dramatic complication of schizophrenia. The psychiatric handling and meaning of such dramatic automutilation is discussed in this case report together with a recent review of the toxicologic treatment of mercury intoxication in humans.
Mots-clé
Adult, Combined Modality Therapy, Eye Foreign Bodies, Female, Humans, Injections, Mercury Poisoning, Patient Care Team, Schizophrenia, Schizophrenic Psychology, Self Mutilation
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