Nausea, Vomiting, and Weight Loss in a Young Adult Patient With a History of a Gunshot Wound.

Title

Nausea, Vomiting, and Weight Loss in a Young Adult Patient With a History of a Gunshot Wound.

Creator

James Jessica; Fitzgibbon James; Blackford Martha

Publisher

Pediatric emergency care

Date

2016
2016-09

Description

Assessing victims of gunshot wounds with retained bullets/bullet fragments for lead toxicity is not always considered until the patient develops signs and symptoms of toxicity. We discuss the case of a 19-year-old young man who received a diagnosis of chronic lead toxicity (serum lead concentration 51 mug/dL) 5 weeks after a hunting accident. Extensive wound debridement occurred following the accident; however, lead toxicity was not diagnosed until after his fourth emergency department visit. Oral chelation therapy was required for the management of his lead toxicity.

Subject

*Weight Loss; Chelation Therapy – Methods; Chelation Therapy/methods; Debridement; Foreign Bodies – Complications; Foreign Bodies/*complications; Gunshot – Complications; Gunshot/*complications; Humans; Lead Poisoning – Diagnosis; Lead Poisoning – Etiology; Lead Poisoning – Therapy; Lead Poisoning/*diagnosis/etiology/therapy; Male; Nausea – Etiology; Nausea/*etiology; Vomiting – Etiology; Vomiting/*etiology; Weight Loss; Wounds; Young Adult

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

616–618

Issue

9

Volume

32

Citation

James Jessica; Fitzgibbon James; Blackford Martha, “Nausea, Vomiting, and Weight Loss in a Young Adult Patient With a History of a Gunshot Wound.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 12, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4386.

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