Mercury poisoning: an unusual cause of polyarthritis.

Karatas G. K. , Tosun A., Karacehennem E., Sepici V.

Clinical rheumatology, cilt.21, sa.1, ss.73-5, 2002 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100670200018
  • Dergi Adı: Clinical rheumatology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-5


Mercury is a toxic metal that is widely used in everyday life. It has organic and inorganic forms that are both toxic. As acute mercury poisoning is uncommon, diagnosis is difficult if the exposure is not manifest. It has usually a slow onset and non-specific symptoms. In this paper we report a patient who developed polyarthritis after mercury exposure.