Selenium poisoning


Excessive exposure to selenium. Selenium is essential to the diet in small amounts but is toxic in large amounts. Poisoning can occur through inhalation or ingestion.


* Respiratory symptoms * Mucous membrane irritation * Pulmonary edema * Bronchitis * Bronchial pneumonia * Discolored skin * Loss of nails * Deformed nails * Hair loss * Tooth decay * Tooth discoloration * Reduced mental alertness * Listlessness * Garlic-smelling breath * Nausea * Vomiting * Tremor * Bitter metallic taste * Brittle nails * Brittle hair * Emotional lability * Reduced blood pressure * Unconsciousness * Respiratory depression


The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Selenium poisoning. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Selenium poisoning has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Selenium poisoning signs or Selenium poisoning symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Selenium poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Selenium poisoning symptoms.