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Document ID (ISN)109634
CIS number 09-642
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mohammadi S., Mehrparvar A.H., Aghilinejad M.
Title Appendectomy due to lead poisoning: A case report
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.3, No.23, 2p. 5 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-23.pdf [in English]
Abstract Lead poisoning is a common occupational health hazard in developing countries and many misdiagnoses and malpractices may occur due to unawareness of symptoms. This article presents a case of occupational lead poisoning in a battery worker with abdominal colic who initially underwent appendectomy. Later on he was diagnosed with lead poisoning and was treated appropriately with lead chelator. Lead poisoning is frequently overlooked in the diagnosis of acute abdominal pain, which may result in unnecessary surgery. Appropriate occupational history taking is helpful in making a correct diagnosis.
Descriptors (primary) Iran, Islamic Republic of; battery and dry cell manufacture; diagnosis; lead poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) case study; medical treatment; appendicitis; anamnesis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment