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Environmental Toxic Neuropathies

  • Michael T. Pulley
  • Alan R. Berger
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Abstract

Toxic neuropathies include unintended or deliberate exposure to chemicals or heavy metals. These toxins often affect the peripheral nerves as well as the central nervous system, skin, hair, and gastrointestinal tract. This chapter discusses the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies caused by toxins as well as the treatment and prognosis.

Keywords

Toxic neuropathies poisoning lead arsenic thallium mercury carbon disulfide acrylamide organophosphates hexacarbons 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of FloridaJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Florida College of MedicineJacksonvilleUSA

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