Acute barium intoxication following ingestion of ceramic glaze

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Abstract

A case of deliberate overdose of barium sulphide in a psychiatric setting is presented, with resulting flaccid paralysis, malignant arrhythmia, respiratory arrest and severe hypokalaemia, but ultimately with complete recovery. The degree of paralysis appears to be related directly to serum barium levels. The value of early haemodialysis, particularly with respiratory paralysis and hypokalaemia, is emphasised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-546
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume74
Issue number875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Barium
  • Haemodialysis
  • Poisoning

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