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