Colic induced by lead

Tzung-Hai Yen; Ja-Liang Lin; Cheng-Hao Weng; Chung-Chih Tang
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, pE381
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Colic Induced by Lead," by Tzung-Hai Yen and colleagues which appeared in the website www.cmaj.ca. It presents the case of a 23-year-old lead battery recycling worker, who has been suffering from abdominal pain for two months. It discusses the symptoms of lead poisoning that include abdominal pain. It states that lead poisoning treatment depends on the level of lead in the blood in which low levels may be treated with less environmental exposure.


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