Recognizing neurotoxic disease

H. H. Schaumburg, P. S. Spencer

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

45 Scopus citations


We review issues that cloud the diagnosis of neurotoxic disease, and stress the importance of a directed history. Since an enormous number of potentially toxic chemicals are now deployed in the environment, workplace, and pharmaceuticals, it is essential that physicians be alert to elementary principles of clinical neurotoxicology in order that they pinpoint genuine instances of neurotoxicity and not alarm the public with spurious cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Schaumburg, H. H., & Spencer, P. S. (1987). Recognizing neurotoxic disease. Neurology, 37(2), 276-278.