What are the neuropathic sequelae of mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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While the cognitive and emotional sequelae of mercury exposure, at least in adults, may diminish with time, tremors and neuropathic changes have been reported to persist for decades after inorganic mercury exposure. For example, among 104 workers examined 30 years following inorganic mercury exposure, the presence of resting tremors correlated significantly with prior cumulative mercury exposure. [48, 49]


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