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Table 1 Early symptoms of mercury exposure (n = 20)

From: Cases of acute mercury poisoning by mercury vapor exposure during the demolition of a fluorescent lamp factory

Early symptoms N (%)
Skin rash 17 (85%)
Pruritus 9 (45%)
Myalgia 8 (40%)
Sleep disturbance 6 (30%)
Cough or Sputum production 5 (25%)
Paresthesia of the extremities 4 (20%)
Fatigue 4 (20%)
Other skin symptoms (scale, scalding, irritation) 2 (10%)
Headache 2 (10%)
Gastrointestinal symptoms (dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting) 2 (10%)
Tooth and gum symptoms (toothache, moving teeth, gum swelling) 2 (10%)
Urinary symptoms (frequency, incontinence, sensation of incomplete urine voiding) 1 (5%)
Eye symptoms (red eye, decreased visual acuity) 1 (5%)
High blood pressure 1 (5%)