|Document ID (ISN)||60057|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Linz D.H., Barrett E.T., Pflaumer J.E., Keith R.E.
||Neuropsychologic and postural sway improvement after Ca++-EDTA chelation for mild lead intoxication
||June 1992, Vol.34, No.6, p.638-641. 16 ref.
||The case study reports a bridge worker with chronic lead intoxication and borderline whole body lead burden who showed dramatic improvement in postural stability and neuropsychological functioning shortly after a single five-day course of intravenous Ca++-EDTA (calcium disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) as a chelating agent. This case highlights the value of neurobehavioural and postural stability testing in verifying symptoms and documenting response to therapy. The improvement after chelation suggests that central nervous system symptomatology may be reversed in adult patients even when total body lead burden is modest.
||poisoning; medical treatment; long-term exposure; lead
||case study; symptoms; chelation therapy; perceptual-motor performance tests; balance tests; psychological tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lead and compounds