Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 57 (4), 597-9

Manganese Intoxication

Affiliations

Manganese Intoxication

J W Lee. Arch Neurol.

Abstract

Manganese plays an important role as a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in humans but in excess amounts can cause irreversible nervous system damage. Although manganism is a rare condition, it can be the cause of complex nervous system symptoms, especially in the setting of environmental exposure. Specifically, manganese is a well-known cause of dystonic parkinsonism. This article highlights several historical descriptions of the clinical manifestations, pathological changes, and attempted therapeutic intervention in manganese intoxication.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 17 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

Publication types

Feedback