Acute elevation of blood lead levels within hours of ingestion of large quantities of lead shot.

  • Paula McKinney
  • Published 2000 in Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology

Abstract

BACKGROUND Ingestion of elemental lead foreign bodies is felt to have a low risk of clinically significant lead absorption unless gastrointestinal pathology and/or prolonged transit time are present. We present a case of ingestion of a large quantity of small diameter lead shot accompanied by rapid elevation of blood lead levels. CASE REPORT A 5 1/2-year… (More)

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