Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of inorganic 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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Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of inorganic mercury toxicity (mercury salts) include the following:

  • Acid ingestion

  • Alkali ingestion

  • Arsenic toxicity

  • Iron toxicity

  • Phosphorus toxicity

  • Similar to the causes of acute gastroenteritis


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