The effects of retained lead bullets on body lead burden.

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BACKGROUND Numerous case reports have demonstrated that lead poisoning with potentially fatal consequences can result from retained lead projectiles after firearm injuries. To assess the impact of retained projectiles on subsequent lead exposure in the population, one cannot rely on self-selected cases presenting with symptoms of lead intoxication. This… (More)

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@article{McQuirter2001TheEO, title={The effects of retained lead bullets on body lead burden.}, author={Joseph L. McQuirter and Stephen Joel Rothenberg and Gracie A Dinkins and Mario Manalo and Vitaliy Kondrashov and A. C. Todd}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2001}, volume={50 5}, pages={892-9} }