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Mercury intoxication presenting with tics

Abstract

A 5 year old Chinese boy presented with recurrent oral ulceration followed by motor and vocal tics. The Chinese herbal spray he used for his mouth ulcers was found to have a high mercury content. His blood mercury concentration was raised. Isolated tics as the sole presentation of mercury intoxication has not previously been reported.

  • tics
  • mercury poisoning
  • Chinese medicinal herb
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