Anaemia and abdominal pain due to occupational lead poisoning.

  title={Anaemia and abdominal pain due to occupational lead poisoning.},
  author={R. Fonte and Antonio Agosti and Fabrizio Scafa and Stefano Massimo Candura},
  volume={92 2},
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
Highly Cited
This paper has 26 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 references

Burton’s line

  • S Nogué, A. Culla
  • New Engl J Med
  • 2006

Principles of Industrial Technology for Occupational Medicine Scholars

  • F Candura, SM Candura
  • Use [in Italian]. Piacenza (Italy): Casa Editrice…
  • 2002