What are the nonneurologic findings 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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Nonneurologic findings include skin changes, with contact dermatitis predominating, although cutaneous hyperpigmentation and stomatitis also occur. [70] Erythematous papules and papulovesicles, primarily on palms, have been reported to be associated with mercury toxicity attributed to seafood ingestion. [71] Respiratory distress can occur acutely in mercury poisoning.


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