The potential for systemic toxicity from the vapors of methyl bromide, used as a fumigant, has been well publicized. However, because this chemical exists as a gas at room temperature, exposure to large quantities in its liquid state has not been common. Treatment of a chemical burn to the feet in a patient who had prolonged exposure to methyl bromide in an industrial spill is described. The literature is reviewed, and treatment, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and prognosis of methyl bromide toxicity are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Emergency Medicine
- Health Professions(all)