What are the symptoms of organic 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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Symptoms related to toxicity are typically neurologic, such as the following:

  • Visual disturbance - Eg, scotomata, visual field constriction

  • Ataxia

  • Paresthesias (early signs)

  • Hearing loss

  • Dysarthria

  • Mental deterioration

  • Muscle tremor

  • Movement disorders

  • Paralysis and death - With severe exposure


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