Lead poisoning at an indoor firing range - Kang KW, Park WJ.

In March 2014, a 39-year-old Korean male presented with a 6-month history of various nonspecific symptoms including dizziness, fatigue, asthenia, irritability, elevated blood pressure, palpitation, eyestrain, and tinnitus. His occupational history revealed...
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Publication date: April–June 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 2, Supplement 1Author(s): Ganga Hadimani
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research
We report a case of poisoning of a young man who used SCs. The patient was admitted to the emergency department of the Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb (Croatia) after sniffing and smoking a herbal product bought on the street. He presented with severe cognitive difficulties and visible eye redness. Other symptoms included somnolence, disorientation, loss of coordination, unsteady gait, hyporeflexia, stiffness, cramps and cold limbs, blurred vision, teeth grinding, dry mouth, tinnitus, fear, suicidal thoughts, impaired focus, memory, and speech, sedation, fatigue, depression, thought blocking, and autistic behaviour. His s...
Source: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Arh Hig Rada Toksikol Source Type: research
This report represents the first occupational case of lead poisoning in firing ranges in Korea, and this necessitates institutional management to prevent the recurrence of poisoning through this route. Workplace environmental monitoring should be implemented for indoor firing ranges, and the workers should undergo regularly scheduled special health examinations. In clinical practice, it is essential to question the patient about his occupational history. PMID: 28875619 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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