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Clinical A 6-year-old girl was brought into our emergency clinic for acute onset diffuse colicky pain in her abdomen. There was no history of diarrhoea or vomiting. She was having low-grade fever with rhinorrhoea for 2 days for which she was treated with antipyretic and nasal decongestant drugs for 1 day. Clinical examination was within the normal limit. Ultrasonography of whole abdomen was done but revealed no abnormality.An erect abdominal radiograph was performed, which revealed small homogenous droplet-like opacities throughout her abdomen (Figure 1).Routine laboratory investigations were normal. Figure 1. Erect abdominal radiograph showing multiple droplet-like opacities throughout the abdomen What is the abnormality and its management? Answer and Discussion

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Conclusion

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Sibaji Phaujdar, Senior Resident, Cardiology, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India; Jayasri Phaujdar, Junior Resident, Pediatrics, B. R. Singh Hospital, Kolkata, India; Manish Saha, Senior Resident, Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Dr Sibaji Phaujdar, National Heart Institute, 49-50 Community Center, East of Kailash, New Delhi 110065.

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Ernst E. Metallic mercury in the gastrointestinal tract. A case of ingested thermometer mercury. Acta Chir Scand 1985; 151: 651-52.Caravati EM, Erdman AR, Christianson G, et al. Elemental mercury exposure: An evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management of mercury exposure. Clin Toxicol. 2008;46:1-21.

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Clinical A 6-year-old girl was brought into our emergency clinic for acute onset diffuse colicky pain in her abdomen. There was no history of diarrhoea or vomiting. She was having low-grade fever with rhinorrhoea for 2 days for which she was treated with antipyretic and nasal decongestant drugs for 1 day. Clinical examination was within the normal limit. Ultrasonography of whole abdomen was done but revealed no abnormality.An erect abdominal radiograph was performed, which revealed small homogenous droplet-like opacities throughout her abdomen (Figure 1).Routine laboratory investigations were normal. Figure 1. Erect abdominal radiograph showing multiple droplet-like opacities throughout the abdomen What is the abnormality and its management? Answer and Discussion

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Sibaji Phaujdar, Senior Resident, Cardiology, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India; Jayasri Phaujdar, Junior Resident, Pediatrics, B. R. Singh Hospital, Kolkata, India; Manish Saha, Senior Resident, Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Dr Sibaji Phaujdar, National Heart Institute, 49-50 Community Center, East of Kailash, New Delhi 110065.

Correspondence Email

drsibaji@gmail.com

Competing Interests

Ernst E. Metallic mercury in the gastrointestinal tract. A case of ingested thermometer mercury. Acta Chir Scand 1985; 151: 651-52.Caravati EM, Erdman AR, Christianson G, et al. Elemental mercury exposure: An evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management of mercury exposure. Clin Toxicol. 2008;46:1-21.

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Clinical A 6-year-old girl was brought into our emergency clinic for acute onset diffuse colicky pain in her abdomen. There was no history of diarrhoea or vomiting. She was having low-grade fever with rhinorrhoea for 2 days for which she was treated with antipyretic and nasal decongestant drugs for 1 day. Clinical examination was within the normal limit. Ultrasonography of whole abdomen was done but revealed no abnormality.An erect abdominal radiograph was performed, which revealed small homogenous droplet-like opacities throughout her abdomen (Figure 1).Routine laboratory investigations were normal. Figure 1. Erect abdominal radiograph showing multiple droplet-like opacities throughout the abdomen What is the abnormality and its management? Answer and Discussion

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Sibaji Phaujdar, Senior Resident, Cardiology, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India; Jayasri Phaujdar, Junior Resident, Pediatrics, B. R. Singh Hospital, Kolkata, India; Manish Saha, Senior Resident, Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Dr Sibaji Phaujdar, National Heart Institute, 49-50 Community Center, East of Kailash, New Delhi 110065.

Correspondence Email

drsibaji@gmail.com

Competing Interests

Ernst E. Metallic mercury in the gastrointestinal tract. A case of ingested thermometer mercury. Acta Chir Scand 1985; 151: 651-52.Caravati EM, Erdman AR, Christianson G, et al. Elemental mercury exposure: An evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management of mercury exposure. Clin Toxicol. 2008;46:1-21.

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