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Intoxication cases which one of two died due to hydrogen sulfide intoxication

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Author(s): Mustafa SERINKEN | Mert OZEN | Emrah UYANIK

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 10;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 141;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Emergency service | hydrogen sulfide | intoxication.

ABSTRACT
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a colorless gas that is heavier than air and has a specific rotten egg smell. In Turkey, H2S intoxication is usually seen in the workers of sewer system and industrial accidents. The patients with H2S intoxication may present with a mild headeche to seizures and cardio-pulmonary arrest. In this paper, we present two cases which caused death in one of them.
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