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Title: Congenital mercury poisoning

Congenital mercury poisoning The case of congenital mercury poisoning reported here occurred in a family with several cases of acquired mercury poisoning secondary to the misuse of mercury-treated seed grain. An infant whose mother had ingested mercury-contaminated meat during pregnancy was born with symptoms of mercury poisoning. At birth, he had elevated urinary mercury levels, and neurologic signs attributed to mercury poisoning subsequently developed. This clinical state is attributed to transplacental poisoning with organic mercury. 12 references, 1 figure, 1 table.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 6101152
Resource Type:Journal Article
Resource Relation:Journal Name: N.Engl. J. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 284:18
Research Org:Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; MERCURY; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; TOXICITY; EMBRYOS; HEALTH HAZARDS; MAN; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; ANIMALS; ELEMENTS; HAZARDS; MAMMALS; METALS; PRIMATES; VERTEBRATES 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987)