Battery Ingestion (cont.)
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Battery Ingestion Symptoms
Battery ingestion may not be obvious or symptomatic until harmful conditions develop. Thus, medical history and X-ray findings become exceedingly important for diagnosis.
The person who has swallowed a disk battery may have one or more symptoms.
Although mercury-containing cells tend to fragment, no clinical cases of mercury poisoning have been reported. Signs of mercury poisoning are lethargy, excitement, rash in the diaper region, or tremors.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
Kenneth I Steinberg, DO
Beth A Longenecker, DO
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