What are features of mercury toxicity on MRI?

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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MRI findings in one patient with inorganic mercury toxicity revealed mild cortical atrophy and T2 hyperintensities in the frontal and subcortical regions. [85] Additionally, a 4-year-old with inorganic mercury poisoning developed transient fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensities in cortical white matter during chelation therapy. [86]


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