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Ann Hamd Uni. 2011; 2(1): 38-40

An unusual case of abdominal pain and anemia

Bushra Rehman.

Lead is the most common heavy metal toxin and its toxic effects had been recognized for more than 2000 years. Lead is extensively used in Pakistan, because of its cost effectiveness, easy availability and resistance to corrosion. Lead intoxication can cause development delay, letharginess, abdominal colic, anemia, neuropathy, nephropathy, encephalopathy and nephrotoxicity . Management of cases of lead toxicity relies on work place abstinence and removal of stored body lead by chelation therapy and vitamin C supplementation.

Key words: Lead intoxication, chelation therapy, lead encephalopathy

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