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Document ID (ISN)34661
CIS number 80-1982
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blainey J.D., Adams R.G., Brewer D.B., Harvey T.C.
Title Cadmium-induced osteomalacia.
Bibliographic information Aug. 1980, Vol.37, No.3, p.278-284. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The case history of a battery plate maker exposed to cadmium for 36 years is reported. Proteinuria had been present for 25 years and he had suffered increasing disability from gross bone disease for the last 12 years of his life. Bone biopsies and metabolic studies showed typical severe osteomalacia. The liver contained a gross excess of cadmium, as did the kidneys after death. Histological findings, calcium balance and uptake studies, renal function tests, and cadmium studies are reported. The pathogenesis is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) bone diseases; cadmium; battery and dry cell manufacture
Descriptors (secondary) case study; histopathology; metabolic process
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances