Pediatric fatality secondary to EDTA chelation

@article{Baxter2008PediatricFS,
  title={Pediatric fatality secondary to EDTA chelation},
  author={Arla J. Baxter and Edward P. Krenzelok},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={1083 - 1084}
}
Background. Chelation therapy has emerged as a popular treatment modality to remove heavy metals that are thought to cause autism. We report a fatality that occurred as a consequence of chelation therapy for autism when the incorrect form of EDTA was administered. Case Report. A five-year-old autistic male was being chelated in a physician's office. While receiving his third treatment he went into cardiac arrest. It was not determined until after the child's death that he had been given edetate… Expand
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