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A Case of Hydrogen Cyanide Inhalation at Working -A Case Report-
Yang-Weon Kim, Young-Jin Eom
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2006;4(1):55-57
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2006
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University

Cyanides and Hydrogen cyanide are used in production of chemicals, electroplating, photographic development, making plastics, fumigating ships, and some mining processes. We experienced of Hydrogen cyanide inhalation injury. A 45-year-old man worked at electroplating. As soon as he mixed sodium cyanide with acid, cyanide produced hydrogen cyanide, occasionally he inhaled Hydrogen cyanide and he lost his consciousness. He was moved to near hospital and took emergency treatment and then was transferred to our hospital. On arrival he had severe dyspnea, metabolic acidosis, and tachycardia. After he was treated with supportive method he recovered his consciousness in 20 hours at emergency room.

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