BERTRAM J. L. SAUERBRUNN, M.D.; CHARLES M. RYAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES F. SHAW, M.D.
All cases of chronic fluoride intoxication with radiculomyelopathy have been previously reported from India (1, 2). This paper describes a patient with clinical, necropsy, and toxicologic findings of this disorder, whose problem is of special interest because he lived in an area where cases of advanced fluorosis would not be expected.
A 64-year-old white male was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital, McKinney, Tex., on May 11, 1962, because of severe respiratory distress and semicoma. He had been a complete invalid in a nursing home for a year.
At his first hospitalization at McKinney in 1950 he complained
SAUERBRUNN BJL, RYAN CM, SHAW JF. Chronic Fluoride Intoxication with Fluorotic Radiculomyelopathy. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:1074–1078. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-63-6-1074
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