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.
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APPEL GB, GALEN R, O'BRIEN J, SCHOENFELDT R. Methyl Iodide Intoxication: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:534–536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-4-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(4):534-536.
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