Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) can be responsible for serious poisoning, classically described in the petrochemical industry and in a context of decomposition of organic matter. Emergency physicians and intensive care physicians are not very familiar with severe H2S poisoning due to its rarity. In this context, in view of the high mortality of H2S poisoning, patients are very often systematically referred to the hospital for medical attention or even hospitalization.
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