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Volume : 27 Issue : 3 Year : 2019
 
Successful Therapy with 2,3 Meso Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Chemet®) in A Worker with Severe Lead Poisoning [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2009; 17(1): 53-56

Successful Therapy with 2,3 Meso Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Chemet®) in A Worker with Severe Lead Poisoning

Qusai M. Al-Mahasneh
Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Working conditions for the majority of the world's workers do not meet the minimum standards and guidelines set by national and/or international agencies (1). Lead is believed to be the most toxic metal at the workplace. Therefore, the risk can be substantially reduced by effective local exhaust ventilation systems. This case report describes disappearances of severe basophilic stippling, anemia with decreased reticulocyte count, restoration of essential enzyme activity and resolution of symptoms in a 24 year old male working in the production of lead batteries plant using 2,3 meso dimercaptosuccinic acid 30 mg/kg body weight every eight hours for five days.

Keywords: Lead (Pb), Blood Lead Level (BPb), Meso 2, 3 dimercaptosuccinic acid (Chemet®), aminolevolinic Acid Dehydratase (ALAD).


Qusai M. Al-Mahasneh. Successful Therapy with 2,3 Meso Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (Chemet®) in A Worker with Severe Lead Poisoning. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2009; 17(1): 53-56

Corresponding Author: Qusai M. Al-Mahasneh, Saudi Arabia


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