Secondary lead poisoning a projectile housed in the human body|
Gerstner Garcés, Juan Bernardo
With the increase of violence and use of firearms in Colombia, we may see more cases of lead poisoning in our envi- ronment, and must be prepared to diagnose and treat them. Subtle signs and symptoms as unexplained anemia, gastro- intestinal discomfort and abdominal cramps, and severe as changes in behavior and neurological status, nephropathy, and unexplained death, may be associated with a history of gunshot wounds and projectiles in the human body, and must offer the patient knowledge and management strategies of pathology.
Lead poisoning; wounds, gunshot; feet