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Acute Mercury Intoxication in an Adolescent Male

  • Case Study by Drs. Joshua Nicholson, Rani Gebara, Zachary Dyme, and Michael Andary

  • Free! (Member price)
  • $25.00 (Non-Member price)


  • Language: English
  • Published: 12/21/2017
  • Description: Members Free CME! - Acute Mercury Intoxication in an Adolescent Male is an intermediate level case study, appropriate for practicing physicians. Presenting symptoms in this case study include altered mental status, fatigue, insomnia, tachycardia, desquamating rash, diaphoresis, muscle pain, and diffuse muscle twitches. Upon completion of this case study, participants will acquire skills to:
    (1) identify the mechanism by which elemental mercury causes toxicity,
    (2) recognize the clinical features of acrodynia and erethism,
    (3) identify electrodiagnostic features of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndrome,
    (4) provide details regarding normal levels of mercury in adolescents, and
    (5) recall the treatment for mercury toxicity.

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    The AANEM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    The AANEM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit expires 12/21/2020.
    Michael Andary is on the Allergan Speakers Bureau. Ratna K. Bhavaraju-Sanka is on the Lundbeck Speakers Bureau and is on the Sarepta Advisory Board. Kristin M. Johnson is on the Solaris and Alexion Speakers Bureau. Any conflict of interest has been resolved according to ACCME standards. All other authors, planners, and reviewers had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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