What should be the focus of history in suspected methylmercury 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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Answer

If methyl mercury intoxication is suspected, inquire about the patient's diet, including the following:

  • Amount of fish consumed

  • Frequency of consumption

  • Types of fish consumed

  • Source of fish consumed

  • Source of water supply


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