GERALD B. APPEL, M.D.; ROBERT GALEN, M.D.; JOSEPH O'BRIEN, M.D.; RICHARD SCHOENFELDT, M.D.
A 41-year-old chemist developed methyl iodide intoxication. His case is presented with a review of pertinent literature. Characteristics of the poisoning include a delay between exposure and onset of symptoms; early systemic toxicity with congestive changes in the lungs and oliguric renal failure; prominent cerebellar and Parkinsonian neurologic symptoms as well as seizures and coma in severe cases; and psychiatric disturbances that can last from months to years. Although methyl iodide is a rare form of intoxicant, its manifestations are similar to that of poisoning with the other monohalomethanes that are not uncommon.
GERALD B. APPEL, ROBERT GALEN, JOSEPH O'BRIEN, RICHARD SCHOENFELDT. Methyl Iodide Intoxication: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:534–536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-534
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):534-536.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use