Mercury poisoning

  • DJ Shamley
  • JS Sack

Abstract

The diagnosis of mercury poisoning requires a high index of suspicion. Mercury poisoning in a patient involved in illicit gold extraction is reported and 6 other cases considered. Some of the clinical features and treatment of this condition are discussed.

S Afr Med J 1989; 76: 114-116

Author Biographies

DJ Shamley

Department of Neurology, Baragwanath Hospital and University
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

JS Sack
Department of Neurology, Baragwanath Hospital and University
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Published
2017-08-01
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135