CHARLES R. CAGIN, M.D.; MILA DILOY-PURAY, M.D.; MAXWELL P. WESTERMAN, M.D.
A patient with a retained bullet developed lead poisoning in association with thyrotoxicosis. The clinical and laboratory data suggest that lead was mobilized from an increased mobile bone pool during the hypermetabolic period with resultant poisoning. The findings give factual support to earlier concepts that lead poisoning may occur during periods of metabolic change in an individual with an increased body lead burden.
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CAGIN CR, DILOY-PURAY M, WESTERMAN MP. Bullets, Lead Poisoning, and Thyrotoxicosis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:509–511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-509
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):509-511.
Emergency Medicine, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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