Mercury exposure is also known as or subsumes Elemental mercury poisoning, Inorganic mercury poisoning, Metallic mercury intoxication, and Organic mercury poisoning. ed.
Mercury neuropathy is a recognized sequela of occupational or environmental exposure to one of the various forms of the heavy metal. In this update, Dr. Jonathan S Rutchik, a San Francisco, California, based physician board certified in both neurology and occupational and environmental medicine and Associate Professor at the University of California at San Francisco in the Division of Occupational Medicine, discusses common exposure sources, biological exposure indices, and clinical manifestations of mercury toxicity while focusing on mercury neuropathy for elemental, inorganic, and organic mercury. Dr. Rutchik has updated this clinical summary to reflect the current literature regarding peripheral nervous system disease and this commonly encountered metal.