* * *poisoning, usually of children or domestic animals, due to ingestion of thallium compounds. It is marked initially by gastrointestinal signs and symptoms such as nausea and abdominal pain. This is followed within a few days by alopecia; neurologic and psychic symptoms such as ataxia, restlessness, delirium, hallucinations, delusions, semicoma, and blindness; and liver and kidney damage. Called also thallitoxicosis and thallotoxicosis.
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