Successful treatment of inorganic mercury neurotoxicity with N-acetyl-penicillamine despite an adverse reaction

Larry Markowitz, Herbert H. Schaumburg

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Abstract

A man developed tremor after prolonged occupational exposure to metallic mercury. Treatment with N-acetyl-penicillamine resulted in marked clinical improvement despite untoward side effects. These side effects resolved after antihistamine treatment and conclusion of therapy. The decision to complete the therapeutic regimen despite an adverse reaction was justified by the striking clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1001
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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