Which findings on neuropsychological testing are characteristic 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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Emotional instability and cognitive impairments can be present in both types of exposure; however, these deficits are more characteristic of acute inorganic mercury toxicity. Neuropsychological testing in these cases has revealed pronounced impairments in traditional frontal lobe domains. [66]


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