Thallium exists in opioid poisoned patients

  title={Thallium exists in opioid poisoned patients},
  author={Amir Ghaderi and Naser Vahdati-Mashhadian and Zohreh Oghabian and Valiallah Moradi and Reza Tavakkol Afshari and Omid Mehrpour},
  booktitle={DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences},
Thallium (Tl) is a toxic heavy metal that exists in nature. Tl poisoning (thallotoxicosis) may occur in opioid addicts. This study was designed to evaluate the frequency and level of urinary Tl in opioid abusers. In addition, clinical findings were evaluated. A total of 150 subjects were examined. Cases with a history of at least 3 years of abuse were admitted in the Imam Reza Hospital as the case group; 50 non-opioid abusers from the target population were included as the control group. Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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