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Tag Cyanide
Unusual Urine Clinical Cases

Cherry Red or Raspberry urine

When the urine is red and free of haem pigments (e.g. erythroctyes, haemoglobin or myoglobin), then the urine may be discoloured and described as 'raspberry', or 'cherry-red'
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Cyanide Poisoning

Cyanide poisoning - complete with lamb wearing silk stockings sitting in a cheap polyurethane chair atop a pile of burning tires...
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Cyanide toxicity

Cyanide toxicity is usually reserved for the spy movies whereby the villain will bite down on a capsule of cyanide and instantly froth at the mouth and die. Throughout history there have also been some popular examples including the mass…

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Dicobalt edetate

Dicobalt edetate was developed as a cyanide antidote based on the known ability of cobalt to form stable complexes with cyanide.
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Smoking is deadly

A 37 year-old man is BIBA to the emergency department following a fire at his apartment. He has a fluctuating level of consciousness (currently GCS 11) and is hypotensive (BP 85/50). He has no evidence of airway compromise, burns or other significant injury.