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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2002;13(2): 226-228.
Metal Fume Fever: A case report
Dong Ik Lee, Young Ho Jin, Jae Baek Lee
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. emjin@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr
2Department of Institute for Medical Science, Medical School, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Metal fume fever is a relatively uncommon presentation at the emergency department. It is an acute self-limited illness induced most commonly by inhalation of zinc-oxide fumes. However, it is often misdiagnosed as a viral illness because its symptoms resemble a number of pulmonary illnesses. We report the case of a 37-year-old male presenting with metal fume fever. The literature is reviewed with respect to the toxicopathophysiology, clinical presenting symptom complex, and emergency department management of metal fume fever.
Key words: Metal fume fever, Zinc
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