Lead, mercury, solvents, and pesticide exposures are common in certain occupations and may cause nervous system dysfunction. Tremors may be the herald manifestation among a constellation of acute toxicity signs and symptoms. However, since tremors may also be the only sign on clinical presentation and since tremors also occur in other diseases, relating tremors to a specific occupational exposure can be challenging. Diagnosis of tremor etiology must be based on other findings on physical exam, laboratory results, and/or imaging. Discerning whether the tremor resulted from the occupational environment versus other etiologies requires knowledge of potential exposure sources, additional detail in history taking, and support of other health and industrial professionals. Reduction or removal from the exposure source remains the key first step in treating patients suffering from tremor that had resulted from occupational exposure toxicity.

Tremor secondary to neurotoxic exposure: mercury, lead, solvents, pesticides / Lucchini, Roberto; Hashim, Dana. - 131:(2015), pp. 241-9-249. [10.1016/B978-0-444-62627-1.00014-7]

Tremor secondary to neurotoxic exposure: mercury, lead, solvents, pesticides

LUCCHINI, Roberto;
2015

Abstract

Lead, mercury, solvents, and pesticide exposures are common in certain occupations and may cause nervous system dysfunction. Tremors may be the herald manifestation among a constellation of acute toxicity signs and symptoms. However, since tremors may also be the only sign on clinical presentation and since tremors also occur in other diseases, relating tremors to a specific occupational exposure can be challenging. Diagnosis of tremor etiology must be based on other findings on physical exam, laboratory results, and/or imaging. Discerning whether the tremor resulted from the occupational environment versus other etiologies requires knowledge of potential exposure sources, additional detail in history taking, and support of other health and industrial professionals. Reduction or removal from the exposure source remains the key first step in treating patients suffering from tremor that had resulted from occupational exposure toxicity.
2015
Handbook of Clinical Neurology
9780444626271
Tremor secondary to neurotoxic exposure: mercury, lead, solvents, pesticides / Lucchini, Roberto; Hashim, Dana. - 131:(2015), pp. 241-9-249. [10.1016/B978-0-444-62627-1.00014-7]
Lucchini, Roberto; Hashim, Dana
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