How do patients with heavy metal toxicity present?
Here is a quick table:
Lead: Abdominal pain, irritability, fatigue, anemia, (confusion, seizure, encephalopathy at very high levels)
Cadmium: Interstitial Nephritis
Acute: Nausea, vomiting, severe watery diarrhea.
Chronic: Distal polyneuropathy
Acute: Chest pain, cough, dyspnea
Chronic: Mild neuropsychiatric symptoms with predominant tremor