Mercury intoxication presenting with hypertension and tachycardia

Willi Wößmann, Martina Kohl, Gunnar Grüning, Peter Bucsky

31 Citations (Scopus)


An 11 year old girl presented with hypertension and tachycardia. Excess urinary catecholamine excretion suggested phaeochromocytoma but imaging studies failed to demonstrate a tumour. Other symptoms included insomnia and weight loss, and she was found to have a raised concentration of mercury in blood and urine. Mercury intoxication should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hypertension with tachycardia even in patients presenting without the skin lesions typical of mercury intoxication and without a history of exposure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)556-557
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


Dive into the research topics of 'Mercury intoxication presenting with hypertension and tachycardia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this