Lead Toxicity Associated with a Gunshot-Induced Femoral Fracture: A Case Report

Dougherty, Paul J.; van Hoisbeeck, Marnix; Mayer, Theodore G.; Garcia, A. Joseph; Najibi, Soheil
August 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 8, p2002
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a forty-four year old African American male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated with irrigation and minor debridement of the bullet path and underwent uncomplicated closed intramedullary nailing of the femoral fracture. The article discusses the lead toxicity, which was diagnosed in the patient's blood twenty-one months after the injury.


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