Anaemia and abdominal pain due to occupational lead poisoning.

@article{Fonte2007AnaemiaAA,
  title={Anaemia and abdominal pain due to occupational lead poisoning.},
  author={R. Fonte and Antonio Agosti and Fabrizio Scafa and Stefano Massimo Candura},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={
          e13-4
        }
}
We describe a 47-year-old patient with chronic anaemia with basophilic stippling of erythrocytes, recurrent abdominal colics, discoloration of gums, sensitive polyneuropathy to the four limbs, hyperuricaemia, hepatosteatosis with raised transaminases, and a long ignored history of lead exposure in a battery recycling plant. The diagnosis of poisoning was confirmed by high lead levels in the blood and urine, decreased erythrocyte delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALA-D), raised erythrocyte… CONTINUE READING
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