Management of lead poisoning from ingested fishing sinkers

Title

Management of lead poisoning from ingested fishing sinkers

Creator

Mowad E; Haddad I; Gemmel D J

Publisher

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Date

1998
1998-05

Description

Objective: To describe what is to our knowledge the first reported case of lead poisoning from ingested fishing sinkers in an 8-year-old boy for whom whole bowel irrigation and colonoscopy were required. Literature Review: All relevant literature on plumbism from other swallowed foreign bodies, including curtain weights, bullets, shot, and other unusual sources, is reviewed and discussed. Conclusions: Lead screening is advocated in any child presenting with a history of pica or foreign-body ingestion, especially presentations involving abdominal pain, weight loss, and emesis. Conservative management of retained foreign bodies containing lead is not recommended with persistently high lead levels. Medical and surgical intervention should be considered.

Subject

children; Pediatrics

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

485-488

Issue

5

Volume

152

Citation

Mowad E; Haddad I; Gemmel D J, “Management of lead poisoning from ingested fishing sinkers,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6582.

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