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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Dec 1978|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)