Mustafa Serinken, Mert Özen, Emrah Uyanık

Department Of Emergency Medicine, School Of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Keywords: Emergency service, hydrogen sulfide; intoxication.


Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) is a colorless gas that is heavier than air and has a specific rotten egg smell. In Turkey, H₂S intoxication is usually seen in the workers of sewer system and industrial accidents. The patients with H₂S intoxication may present with a mild headeche to seizures and cardio-pulmonary arrest. In this paper, we present two cases which caused death in one of them.