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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012, pp. 230-234
Bioline Code: rc12039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012, pp. 230-234

 en Secondary lead poisoning a projectile housed in the human body
Gerstner Garcés, Juan Bernardo

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Lead poisoning; wounds, gunshot; feet

 
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