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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