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Lead toxicity in battery workers

Identifier

019591

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 2

Background

A description of the experience

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2014 Nov;24 Suppl 3:S284-6. doi: 11.2014/JCPSP.S284S286.

Lead toxicity in battery workers.

Qasim SF1, Baloch M1.

  • 1Department of Medicine, Kulsom bai Valika Social Security Site Hospital, Karachi.

Abstract

Lead poisoning is a medical condition caused by increased levels of lead in the body. Routes of exposure include contaminated air, water, soil, food and consumer products. Occupational exposure is the main cause of lead poisoning in the adults. Two cases of occupational lead poisoning in adult battery workers are hereby presented. Both male patients had initial non-specific symptoms of intermittent abdominal pain, fatigue and headache for 6 - 8 years. Later on, they developed psychosis, slurred speech, tremors of hands and initially underwent treatment for Parkinsonism and Wilson's disease because of clinical misdiagnosis. They were diagnosed with lead poisoning later and were treated successfully with lead chelator (CaNa2 EDTA).

PMID:

25518804

The source of the experience

PubMed

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Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Lead poisoning

Suppressions

Chelation agents

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