What EEG findings are characteristic of manganese encephalopathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Manganese encephalopathy

Excess manganese (Mn) can cause several neurotoxic effects. Herrero Hernandez et al described an epileptic syndrome due to manganese intoxication in a 3-year-old boy. EEG showed progressive encephalopathy. The patient developed epileptic status. Chelating treatment promptly succeeded in reverting epileptic symptoms. [75]

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