[Environmental lead poisoning from lead-glazed earthenware used for storing drinks]
Language: 
French
Abstract: 

INTRODUCTION: Current unusual environmental sources of lead exposure mainly include traditional medicines, either ayurvedic remedies or others, traditional cosmetics (kohl, surma), and the use of traditional earthenware, for storage or cooking. CASE REPORTS: We report two cases of lead poisoning in adults initially identified by paroxysmal abdominal pain or anemia. In both cases, the environmental investigation evidenced one main source of lead exposure, namely a lead-glazed earthenware jug in which a drink was stored, "kefir" in the first case, and "kombucha" tea in the second one. CONCLUSION: It is recommended to search for lead intoxication in patients with unexplained anemia. Environmental sources of lead can be multiple. Their relative importance has to be ranked during the environmental investigation and among these, lead-glazed earthenware must be considered as a source of high lead exposure when drinks are stored inside and thus can soak.

Author(s): 
Sabouraud, S.
Coppéré, B.
Rousseau, C.
Testud, F.
Pulce, C.
Tholly, F.
Blanc, M.
Culoma, F.
Facchin, A.
Ninet, J.
Chambon, P.
Medina, B.
Descotes, J.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
La Revue De Médecine Interne / Fondée ... Par La Société Nationale Francaise De Médecine Interne
Journal Abbreviation: 
Rev Med Interne
Publication Date: 
Dec 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Pages: 
1038-1043
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
12
ISSN: 
1768-3122
DOI: 
10.1016/j.revmed.2008.05.010
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 18585827

Turabian/Chicago Citation

S. Sabouraud, B. Coppéré, C. Rousseau, F. Testud, C. Pulce, F. Tholly, M. Blanc, F. Culoma, A. Facchin, J. Ninet, P. Chambon, B. Medina and J. Descotes. Dec 2009. "[Environmental lead poisoning from lead-glazed earthenware used for storing drinks]." La Revue De Médecine Interne / Fondée ... Par La Société Nationale Francaise De Médecine Interne 30: 12: 1038-1043. 10.1016/j.revmed.2008.05.010.

Wikipedia Citation

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