Lead poisoning caused by contaminated Cordyceps, a Chinese herbal medicine: two case reports.

@article{Wu1996LeadPC,
  title={Lead poisoning caused by contaminated Cordyceps, a Chinese herbal medicine: two case reports.},
  author={Taixiang Wu and Kuo Ching Yang and C. Ming Wang and Jim Shoung Lai and Kyoung Nam Ko and Po Ya Chang and S. H. Liou},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1996},
  volume={182 1-3},
  pages={
          193-5
        }
}
Two cases of lead poisoning, caused by the Chinese herbal medicine Cordyceps, were reported to the Department of Health in a laboratory-based blood lead surveillance program. Such unusual cases of lead poisoning have not been previously reported. These two patients took Cordyceps herbal medicine for treatment of underlying diseases. Loss of appetite and anemic signs of lead poisoning were manifested in one patient with a blood lead level of 130 microg/dl, while the other patient was… CONTINUE READING
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