Bismuth toxicity is known to cause subacute progressive encephalopathy associated with abnormal movements such as myoclonus and ataxia as seen in this patient.
(5) There are few case reports of Bismuth toxicity resulting in fatal outcomes.
This goes in line with previously published reports about Bismuth toxicity.
But take Pepto-Bismol every day and you could end up with bismuth toxicity
. It causes a dementia that can sometimes masquerade as Alzheimer's disease.
Bismuth is among the least toxic metals in an industrial setting, with no evidence linking it or its compounds with industrial poisoning.[10,11] An internal review of bismuth toxicity
in 1991 found no reports of adverse effects from occupational, dermal or inhalation exposure to bismuth compounds.