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Ophthalmologic features of thallium poisoning.
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PMID:  8116754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thallium intoxication is characterized by the development of painful peripheral neuropathy, alopecia, mental disorders, and in severe cases, respiratory failure and death. Toxic optic neuropathy is also a feature. Ophthalmologic features of thallium poisoning include optic neuropathy, blepharoptosis, lens opacities, and ophthalmoplegia. A 44-year-old man with criminal sublethal thallium poisoning was examined one month after he was seen in the neurology department with classic systemic features. He was found to have diminished contrast sensitivity, a tritan defect in color vision, and a relative cecocentral scotoma before he developed optic atrophy.
H Tabandeh; J G Crowston; G M Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-25     Completed Date:  1994-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, St. George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Diseases / chemically induced*
Thallium / poisoning*
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