Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

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Beverly A Rzigalinski

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia, USA

  • Research Article   
    Chronic Methyl Mercury Toxicity in a 72 Year-Old Athletic Male from Southwestern Virginia
    Author(s): James R Palmieri*, McAlister Council-Troche, Jonathan Fraim, Adair McCabe and Beverly A Rzigalinski

    This research article focuses on the case report of a 72 years old athletic male from Southwestern Virginia who was chronically exposed to methylmercury via the consumption of tuna and swordfish steaks. The tuna and swordfish fish were wild-caught in the Pacific basin (Viet Nam or Thailand). As a comparison or analyses, Atlantic basin fish samples were obtained as fresh tuna and swordfish steaks from a seafood store in Salem, Virginia USA. Atlantic basin fish were caught off the coast of North Carolina, USA. The patient’s methylmercury toxicity presented clinically as an erythematous rash with macules, patches, papules and petechia on his bilateral ankles. The patient’s blood mercury level was extremely elevated at this time. The patient stopped his daily intake of fish and was observed at an out-patient dermatology clinic over the course of 11 months, during which time bl.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0495.20.10.454

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