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Related to tellurium poisoning: thallium poisoning, antimony poisoning, Arsenic poisoning, Cadmium poisoning, bismuth poisoning, iodine poisoning, selenium poisoning
A rare poisoning caused by ingestion of tellurium, usually in the workplace. Characteristic findings include a strong garlicky odor of the mouth and excreta; dry skin and mouth; anorexia; weakness; and, in severe cases, respiratory or circulatory collapse. Treatment is supportive.
See also: poisoning