Methyl Iodide : A 19-year-old patient intending to commit suicide injects 14 g of methyl iodide intravenously and Lives – PubMed result


[Intravenous methyl iodide poisoning–detoxification using hemoperfusion].

Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 1991 Feb;26(1):44-7.

Robertz-Vaupel GM, Bierl R, von Unruh G.


A 19-year-old patient intending to commit suicide gave himself an intravenous injection of about 14 g methyl iodide. The patient was admitted to our hospital in a state of somnolence and agitation followed by a cerebral convulsion and severe hypotension. The serum concentration of methyl iodide was measured by mass spectroscopy. In addition to an antidote therapy with acetylcysteine, haemoperfusion was performed followed by a remarkable decrease of the methyl iodide concentration. The patient survived this severe intoxication and was discharged from the hospital after a week.


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