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Surma-induced lead poisoning

Surma-induced lead poisoning: Introduction

Surma-induced lead poisoning: Surma is a black powder used as a cosmetic as well as a folk remedy by Middle East people to treat teething. This folk remedy has the potential to cause lead poisoning due to its relatively high content of lead. Children are more susceptible to the effects of lead. The use of folk remedies is still prevalent in some cultures. Lead poisoning can result in serious illness and even death in severe cases. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Surma-induced lead poisoning is available below.

Symptoms of Surma-induced lead poisoning

Treatments for Surma-induced lead poisoning

  • 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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Surma-induced lead poisoning: Complications

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Causes of Surma-induced lead poisoning

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Prognosis for Surma-induced lead poisoning

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

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  1. Surma-induced lead poisoning: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Home Testing
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis
 

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