What is the prognosis of babies exposed to Minamata disease?

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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Compared with other patients, babies exposed to Minamata disease in utero have a more dismal prognosis. Their sequelae include the following:

  • Severe developmental delay

  • Low birth weight

  • Persistent cognitive impairment


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