Polyneuropathy induced by m-tolyl methyl carbamate intoxication

J Neurol. 1991 Feb;238(1):47-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00319711.


A 55-year-old woman who attempted suicide by ingesting 200 ml of m-tolyl methyl carbamate (MTMC) is reported. She was comatose for 3 days and, upon recovery, had notable paraesthesia in her lower limbs and difficulty in walking. Neurological examination revealed sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Sural nerve biopsy revealed marked axonal degeneration with a moderate decrease of myelinated fibres.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carbamates / poisoning*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insecticides / poisoning*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Sural Nerve / pathology


  • Carbamates
  • Insecticides
  • metacrate