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Emerg Med J 19:268-269 doi:10.1136/emj.19.3.268
  • Case report

Metal fume fever: a case report and review of the literature

  1. P Kaye,
  2. H Young,
  3. I O'Sullivan
  1. Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr P Kaye, Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS2 8HW, UK;
 philip_bath{at}hotmail.com

    Abstract

    Metal fume fever is an acutely noxious inhalation syndrome secondary to metal oxide fumes. Despite preventative strategies sporadic cases are likely to continue to present to emergency departments.

    Footnotes

    • Funding: none.

    • Conflicts of interest: none.