Monday, September 15, 2014

Glassmakers Soap

A 40 year old is referred to you for evaluation of Parkinson's disease. He presents with dyscoordination, loss of balance, and confusion. He is on a fad diet of meat, fish, poultry, dried fruit, and nuts. He works in the steel and welding industry. He is a nonsmoker but does drink occasional alcohol. He uses marijuana as well.

Challenge: This is toxicity of the element shown above: what is it?

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RaH said...

This is manganese, i guess it is a similar process with all other metal accumulations.

Craig Chen said...

wow! this one's tricky
Glassmakers Soap

This is manganese toxicity. Manganese compounds were used to add or remove color to glass by Egyptian and Roman glassmakers.

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