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Med J Aust. 2002 Aug 19;177(4):193-5.

Severe congenital lead poisoning in a preterm infant due to a herbal remedy.

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Pharmacy Department, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, SA.

Abstract

A preterm infant born to a woman with chronic lead poisoning was found to have the highest blood lead level recorded for a surviving neonate. Parenteral calcium disodium edetate, but not oral succimer, was effective in reducing the infant's lead burden in the neonatal period. An exposure assessment revealed the mother's long-term ingestion of lead-contaminated herbal tablets as the source.

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