TITLE

INCREASED BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN AN ADOLESCENT GIRL FROM A RETAINED BULLET

AUTHOR(S)
Mahan, Susan T.; Murray, Martha M.; Woolf, Alan D.; Kasser, James R.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 12, p2726
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents the case study of a fourteen-year-old girl who developed increased blood lead level after sustaining a bullet injury. After thorough examination, the girl was put on chelation therapy. After few days, the blood lead concentration decreased substantially. The study concludes that retained bullets pose a risk for causing increased blood lead levels. People with retained bullet are advised to regularly monitor their blood lead concentration.
ACCESSION #
23510325

 

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