Lead toxicity and chelation therapy

Licia P. Schroder, Jennifer A. Tilleman, Edward M. DeSimone

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Abstract

Lead toxicity is a major public health concern because it can cause cognitive, behavioral, and motor problems in children. In most cases, exposure can be prevented or at least minimized and eliminated. There are four available agents used to treat lead toxicity: dimercaprol, CaNa2EDTA, succimer, and D-penicillamine. Pharmacists can play an important role in education, treatment, and monitoring of children with lead toxicity. The key to reducing the public burden of lead poisoning is prevention and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages40-44
Number of pages5
Volume40
No5
Specialist publicationU.S. Pharmacist
StatePublished - 2015

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Chelation Therapy
Chelation
Toxicity
Industrial poisons
Education
Succimer
Dimercaprol
Lead Poisoning
Penicillamine
Public health
Pharmacists
Public Health
Monitoring
Lead
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy

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Schroder, L. P., Tilleman, J. A., & DeSimone, E. M. (2015). Lead toxicity and chelation therapy. U.S. Pharmacist, 40(5), 40-44.

Lead toxicity and chelation therapy. / Schroder, Licia P.; Tilleman, Jennifer A.; DeSimone, Edward M.

In: U.S. Pharmacist, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2015, p. 40-44.

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Schroder, LP, Tilleman, JA & DeSimone, EM 2015, 'Lead toxicity and chelation therapy' U.S. Pharmacist, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 40-44.
Schroder LP, Tilleman JA, DeSimone EM. Lead toxicity and chelation therapy. U.S. Pharmacist. 2015;40(5):40-44.
Schroder, Licia P. ; Tilleman, Jennifer A. ; DeSimone, Edward M. / Lead toxicity and chelation therapy. In: U.S. Pharmacist. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 40-44.
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