Flea Bytes: Heavy Metal Poisoning

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

Arsenic:
Acute: Nausea, vomiting, severe watery diarrhea.

Chronic: Distal polyneuropathy

Mercury:

Acute: Chest pain, cough, dyspnea

Chronic: Mild neuropsychiatric symptoms with predominant tremor

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