A CASE REPORT ON CHRONIC LEAD POISONING FROM OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE


Dhivya K, Nazma M, Divya Sree P, Lakshmi Prasanna S

Abstract


The hazard to public health from lead continues to be a matter of concern. It is one of the most serious environmental poisons among the toxic heavy metals all over the world. Lead poisoning is seen in all age groups, especially in adults working in lead-based industries. We report the case of a 28-year-old man working in an unorganized lead-based manufacturing unit admitted with the complaints of giddiness, excessive tiredness, pain in the upper abdomen, decreased appetite, excessive body pains, increased sweating, and oliguria. Investigations carried out during the admission showed hemoglobin levels of 8.5 g/dl and blood lead level (BLL) of 115 μg/dl. The patient was subjected to chelation therapy. After repeated course of chelation therapy, he has shown the signs of improvement. The paucity of a safe workplace and awareness among workers results in high BLLs. Therefore, education and awareness related to lead hazards is considered necessary.


Keywords


Lead poisoning, Kidney damage, Chelating agents, Industrial workers

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Title

A CASE REPORT ON CHRONIC LEAD POISONING FROM OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Keywords

Lead poisoning, Kidney damage, Chelating agents, Industrial workers

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.18061

Date

01-06-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 6 June 2017 Page: 1-2

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Dhivya K
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor - 517 127, Andhra Pradesh, India.
India

Nazma M
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor - 517 127, Andhra Pradesh, India.
India

Divya Sree P
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor - 517 127, Andhra Pradesh, India.
India

Lakshmi Prasanna S
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, Chittoor - 517 127, Andhra Pradesh, India.
India


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