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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2017 Aug;35(3):129-132. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.17340/jkna.2017.35.3.2
Jeong S , Kim H , Lim YM , Kim KK .
Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kkkim@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract

We describe a patient with sensory polyneuropathy and cobalt intoxication. The cause of cobalt intoxication was metallosis of a metal-on-metal hip joint composed of cobalt-chrome alloy. A nerve conduction study revealed axonal sensory polyneuropathy, which improved slightly after chelation therapy and revision surgery. This case implies that a history of arthroplasty should not be neglected in the context of sensory polyneuropathy.

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