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Myopericarditis by an Ingestion of Hydrofluoric acid - A case report
Sun Hyu Kim, Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Ji, Yong Soo Jang, Sung Bum Oh, Kang Hyun Lee, Sung Oh Hwang
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2004;2(1):63-66
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2004
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1Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
2Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
3Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
4Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
5Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
6Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University
7Departments of Emergency Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University

Hydrofluoric acid (HF), one of the strongest inorganic acids, is used mainly for industrial purpose. Hydrofluoric acid injuries has a potential for both systemic as well as severe local tissue destruction. One of the most serious consequences of severe exposure to HF by any route is marked lowering of serum calcium (hypocalcemia) and other metabolic changes, such as hypomagnesemia and which may result in a fatal outcome if not recognized and treated. promptly cardiotoxicity is not well known except arrhythmias, which are a primary cause of death. We report a case of myopericarditis by ingestion of hydrofluoric acid.

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