Mercury Poisoning in a Toddler from Home Contamination due to Skin-Lightening Cream

Michael R. Ori, Jaiva B. Larsen, Farshad Shirazi

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Abstract

A 17-month-old child presented with hypertension, fussiness, constipation, and arthralgia due to mercury toxicity from a skin-lightening cosmetic used by her mother and grandmother. Blood mercury level was 26 mcg/L and urine level was 243 mcg/g creatinine. She was chelated with succimer. The home was contaminated and needed remediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cosmetics
  • Face cream
  • Hypertension
  • Mercury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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