Richard Bruno Michael*, Mothilalraj R, Joseph Vimal, Renu G’ Boy
Accidental exposures or suicidal intent have long been the cause of heavy metal toxicity. There are very few publications that define the manifestations and effects of a variety of heavy metals. This case report seeks to highlight the case of a 27-year-old woman who presented with leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and nephrotic range proteinuria after taking traditional medicine for a common ailment. Mercury and cadmium were detected in her urine sample, indicating that she was exposed to both heavy metals. The complete resolution of symptoms following cessation of traditional Siddha medication suggests a temporal relationship between the development of hematological and renal manifestations and exposure to heavy metals.