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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Acute alopecia: Evidence to thallium poisoning


1 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Be Well Hospitals, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Neurosciences, SIMS Chellam Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Pathology, Division of Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabi
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Chennai Medical College and Research Centre, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Subramanian Senthilkumaran
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Be Well Hospitals, Erode, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_82_16

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Thallium is a toxic heavy metal often involved in criminal poisonings and occasionally in accidental poisoning. Here, we report a case of acute, nonintentional thallium poisoning due to thallium-contaminated alternative medicine for its rarity and to create awareness about the combination of rapid, diffuse alopecia with neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms among practitioners, professionals, public, and policymakers.


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