Hematologic effects of heavy metal poisoning.

Abstract:

:Heavy metal poisoning can cause a variety of hematologic disorders. Exposure to heavy metals is ubiquitous in the industrial environment and must be considered in the differential diagnosis of many types of anemia. The heavy metals most commonly associated with hematologic toxicity are arsenic and its derivative arsine, copper, gold, lead, and zinc. A few distinctive clinical features characterize the hematologic manifestations of many occult heavy metal poisonings. These features have a limited differential diagnosis. A knowledge of these clinical features can assist the astute clinician in making the correct diagnosis.

journal_name

South Med J

journal_title

Southern medical journal

authors

Ringenberg QS,Doll DC,Patterson WP,Perry MC,Yarbro JW

doi

10.1097/00007611-198809000-00016

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-09-01 00:00:00

pages

1132-9

issue

9

eissn

0038-4348

issn

1541-8243

journal_volume

81

pub_type

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