Geophagic lead nephropathy: Case report

Richard P. Wedeen, Dipak K. Mallik, Vecihi Batuman, John D. Bogden

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Abstract

An adult presenting with anemia and seizures was found to have lead poisoning. Chelation therapy undertaken before the source of exposure was known was accompanied by clinical improvement. Recurrence of an excessive body lead burden despite chelation led to the discovery of pica for lead-contaminated garden soil. Lead nephropathy progressed when the geophagia was resumed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-415
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental research
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1978

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Body Burden
Lead Poisoning
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Anemia
Seizures
Soil
Soils
Recurrence
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Gardens
seizure
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Wedeen, Richard P. ; Mallik, Dipak K. ; Batuman, Vecihi ; Bogden, John D. / Geophagic lead nephropathy : Case report. In: Environmental research. 1978 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 409-415.
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