Accidental ethyl mercury poisoning with nervous system, skeletal muscle, and myocardium injury.

Abstract

Four case reports are presented of patients who ate the meat of a hog inadvertently fed seed treated with fungicides containing ethyl mercury chloride. The clinical, electrophysiological, and toxicological, and in two of the patients the pathological data, showed that this organic mercury compound has a very high toxicity not only for the brain, but also for the spinal motoneurones, peripheral nerves, skeletal muscles, and myocardium.

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@article{Cinca1980AccidentalEM, title={Accidental ethyl mercury poisoning with nervous system, skeletal muscle, and myocardium injury.}, author={Ion Cinca and I Dumitrescu and P Onaca and A Serb{\"a}nescu and B Nestorescu}, journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry}, year={1980}, volume={43 2}, pages={143-9} }