Chronic Organic Mercurial Intoxication as Occupational Hazard in Agriculture:Report of a Case Osamu Tamura 1 , Takako Mikawa 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Tokushima University, School of Medicine pp.213-216
Published Date 1969/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410204018
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An instance of Hunter Russel syndrome in a 52-year-old male farmer is reported. Cardinal clinical features consisted of vertigo, paresthesia of the face and the extremities, dyspraxia of the hands, difficulties in articulation and con-centric visual field as shown in Fig.1 in the text. Chronic accumulation of alkylated mercury seemed to be the probable cause of the clinical condition as the patient had been engaged in the occupational use of mercurial compounds while raising rice during the foregoing 18 years and as an abnormally high mercurial content of 22.5ppm was pesent in the hair of the patient.

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