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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2 comments:

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
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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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