Danbury tremor is seen in? – Forensic MCQ

Danbury tremor is seen in?
A. Mercury poisoning
B. Iron poisoning
C. Lead poisoning
D. Arsenic poisoning

Correct answer : A. Mercury poisoning

  • Danbury tremor is a classical and consistent manifestation of mercury poisoning.
  • It is a coarse intentional tremor interspersed with jerky movements.
  • It begins in the hand and progresses to lips, tongue, arms and legs.

Ref: Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, V. V. Pillay, 14th edition, p406.

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