Neurologic features of chronic Minamata disease (organic mercury poisoning) certified at autopsy.

@article{Uchino1995NeurologicFO,
  title={Neurologic features of chronic Minamata disease (organic mercury poisoning) certified at autopsy.},
  author={Masafumi Uchino and Taiichiro Okajima and Kazunori Eto and Toshihide Kumamoto and Iori Mishima and Minoru Ando},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={
          744-7
        }
}
To better understand the neurologic events related to chronic Minamata disease (organic mercury poisoning), we studied data from 77 patients with Minamata disease as certified at autopsies performed from 1976 to 1994 (mean age: 72.3 years). Major neurologic findings included: sensory impairment in 80.5% of the patients which was limited to the extremities in 42.9%. Impairment of lower extremity coordination was present in 35.8% of the patients, constriction of the visual fields in 28.8%, and… CONTINUE READING

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