Unusual features in a case of arsenic poisoning

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Description: Arsenic poisoning has multiple causes including exposure to pesticides, rodenticides, paints, pigments, alloys and consumption of water contaminated with arsenic. In India, traditional home made, herbal remedies are widely consumed to enhance potency and vitality, and they are often contaminated with toxic ingredients, including arsenic. We report a case of chronic arsenic poisoning, due to prolonged consumption of such a homemade vitaliser that contained arsenic as chief ingredient. Our patient presented with polyneuropathy and cutaneous lesions that recovered significantly with dimercaprol therapy, despite delayed diagnosis. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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