Severe Lead Intoxication from a Preparation Prescribedby an Astrologist

Authors: D. Pelclová;  Z. Dlasková;  P. Mádlová
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika nemocí z povolání 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha přednostka doc. MUDr. D. Pelclová, CSc.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2002; (7): 399-401


The authors describe a severe lead intoxication in a female patient who took a preparationrecommended by an astrologist to improve diabetes compensation. Treatment terminated byintoxication with typical symptoms - normocytic normochromic anaemia with saturnine colicsand other gastrointestinal complaints which complicated the treatment of diabetes.Classical medical treatment using an antidote - ethylene diamino tetraacetic acid (EDTA) ledto a fundamental change and gradual improvement of the condition.The article should serve as a warning against alternative treatment as the described case isnot unique.

Key words:
lead - intoxication - astrologist - diabetes mellitus.

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