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Acute triphenyltin intoxication: a case report.
  1. R M Wu,
  2. Y C Chang,
  3. H C Chiu
  1. Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Republic of China.


    A 23 year old male developed abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting several hours after poisoning with acute triphenyltin intoxication in a suicide attempt. Severe ataxia, dysmetria, nystagmus, and blurring of vision soon supervened. Disturbance of consciousness and confusion developed 12 days later and lasted for two months. A delayed sensorimotor polyneuropathy was shown by electrophysiological studies to be due to axonal degeneration and demyelination. The neuropathy rapidly recovered after consciousness was regained.

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