|Document ID (ISN)||109634|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Mohammadi S., Mehrparvar A.H., Aghilinejad M.
||Appendectomy due to lead poisoning: A case report
||Oct. 2008, Vol.3, No.23, 2p. 5 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-23.pdf [in English]
||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.
||Iran, Islamic Republic of; battery and dry cell manufacture; diagnosis; lead poisoning
||case study; medical treatment; appendicitis; anamnesis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment