Since the monumental work of Aub and his co-workers1 on lead poisoning, all reports of cases seem dwarfed into insignificance. However, the following reasons justify the case herewith published:
Good results were obtained from mobilization treatment.
"Deleading" resulted in a syndrome similar to tetany on two occasions, in each of which intravenous administration of calcium was immediately and spectacularly effective.
The case was not associated with hypertension.
REPORT OF A CASE
—L. H., aged 48, a plumber, complained of inability to coordinate, particularly in walking. His wife said that he was mentally confused and irritable. He had worked as a plumber many years and had handled considerable red lead. He had also been in many new houses where painting was being done, and had worked a good deal with boiling lead. Therefore, there was a possibility of poisoning from the gastro-intestinal tract, or by droplets and fumes from
EVANS TS. ENCEPHALOPATHY DUE TO CHRONIC PLUMBISM: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(5):735–743. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150120025003
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