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J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 Jan;28(1):32-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2013.09.005. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Aggravated neuromuscular symptoms of mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings.

Author information

1
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey. Electronic address: draylayavuz@gmail.com.
2
Occupational Diseases Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Dental amalgam fillings are widely used all over the world. However, their mercury content can lead to various side effects and clinical problems. Acute or chronic mercury exposure can cause several side effects on the central nerve system, renal and hepatic functions, immune system, fetal development and it can play a role on exacerbation of neuromuscular diseases. In this case, we will present a patient with vacuolar myopathy whose symptoms were started and aggravated with her dental amalgam fillings.

KEYWORDS:

Dental amalgam fillings; Mercury exposure; Muscular force

PMID:
24210170
DOI:
10.1016/j.jtemb.2013.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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