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Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy

Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy: Introduction

Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy: Eating tamarind candy jam products made in Mexico can lead to exposure to lead as the product is often packaged in lead-containing containers which can leach lead. The most frequent cases have been noted in children as they are more sensitive to the effects of lead. Elevated levels of lead in the blood can cause various symptoms depending on the severity and duration of the exposure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy is available below.

Symptoms of Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy

Treatments for Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy

  • Chelation
  • Removal of the source of the lead - to avoid further exposure
  • Chelation therapy if serious acute ingestion or if blood lead levels are >45mcg/dL
  • Management of encephalopathy in a critical care unit with adequate airway protection and supportive therapy
  • Long term follow up for detection and management of sequelae such as neurological impairment
  • more treatments...»

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Prognosis for Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy

Prognosis for Lead poisoning -- Tamarind candy: Symptoms are often unnoticed unless more serious lead poisoning occurs. Death due to lead poisoning is considered quite rare.

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