cutaneous mercury granuloma: A case report

Mary D. Altmeyer, Michael R. Burgdorf, R. Edward Newsome, Alun R. Wang

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Abstract

Cutaneous mercury (Hg) granuloma is a rare disorder caused by the traumatic introduction of elemental Hg into skin or soft tissue. Typically, cutaneous elemental Hg deposits cause limited systemic effects. Prominent systemic toxicity may, however, occasionally occur. Herein we report a case of cutaneous Hg granuloma resulting in chronic painful local wounds and systemic toxicity in the form of abdominal pain, visual disturbances, and psychiatric abnormalities. The related literature also is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalCutis
Volume88
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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