What are the signs and symptoms of chronic mercury exposure?

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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Chronic and intense, acute mercury exposure cause cutaneous and neurologic symptoms. The classic triad found in chronic toxicity is tremors, gingivitis, and erethism. Additional findings may include headache, visual disturbance (eg, tunnel vision), peripheral neuropathy, salivation, insomnia, and ataxia.


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