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11 years old girl with vitiligo. I am her PMD. Mom requested

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11 years old girl with vitiligo.
I am her PMD. Mom requested blood work which inc. m
Blood Mercury.
Report showed 17 High, normal <OR =10 mcg/L.
What is the significance and what do you recommend to do?
Thanks
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hello

The acceptable level of mercury is actually zero.

Most people are exposed and the significance is to assess if there is acute v. chronic exposure.

I don't think it has a thing to do with vitiligo.

I recommend she see a doctor trained in heavy metals and chelation.

A referral can be found here

www.acam.org

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
You referred me to a society. Instead can you refer me to a toxicologist?
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

That society has a list of practitioners trained if you call them.

we can not make personal referrals.

I would seek a clinical toxicologist, which is rare, and more a research position.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

anytime

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