Long-term survival in acute arsenic encephalopathy. Follow-up using newer measures of electrophysiologic parameters

Am J Med. 1987 Mar;82(3):549-52. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(87)90460-8.


A 20-year-old man survived acute massive arsenic ingestion. The resultant severe encephalopathy and peripheral neuropathy showed limited long-term recovery over the following two years. The patient's clinical course was followed using visual and auditory evoked potentials, computed tomography, electroencephalography, and electromyography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arsenic / urine
  • Arsenic Poisoning*
  • Brain Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology
  • Electroencephalography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Time Factors


  • Arsenic