A 23 year old male developed abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting several hours after poisoning with acute triphenyltin intoxication in a suicide attempt. Severe ataxia, dysmetria, nystagmus, and blurring of vision soon supervened. Disturbance of consciousness and confusion developed 12 days later and lasted for two months. A delayed sensorimotor polyneuropathy was shown by electrophysiological studies to be due to axonal degeneration and demyelination. The neuropathy rapidly recovered after consciousness was regained.