What are the CNS effects 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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Answer

Methyl mercury exerts its most devastating effect on the CNS by causing the following:

  • Psychiatric disturbances

  • Ataxia

  • Visual loss

  • Hearing loss

  • Neuropathy


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