What are the treatment goals for mercury toxicity in Minamata disease?

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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Once the neurologic consequences of Minamata disease appear, they are, unfortunately, irreversible. The goal of medical management in Minamata disease is to reduce the total body burden of mercury and minimize further damage.


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