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Ailing bones and failing kidneys: a case of chronic cadmium toxicity.

  • Academic Journal
  • Chakraborty S; Department of Biochemistry, Peerless Hospital and BK Roy Research Center, Kolkata, India.
    Dutta AR
    Sural S
    Gupta D
    Sen S
  • Annals of clinical biochemistry [Ann Clin Biochem] 2013 Sep; Vol. 50 (Pt 5), pp. 492-5. Date of Electronic Publication: 2013 Jun 25.
  • English
  • Heavy metal toxicity is often caused by occupational exposure. Chronic cadmium toxicity is a significant health concern among workers engaged in zinc smelting, battery production and silver jewellery industries, particularly in developing countries. We report the case of a 48-year-old man who presented with severe osteoporosis, impaired renal function and acquired Fanconi syndrome. He was finally diagnosed with chronic cadmium toxicity resulting from long-term occupational exposure. Cadmium has a long biological half-life and there is no effective treatment for people who are exposed to it. Therefore, an early diagnosis and prevention of further exposure are important.
Additional Information
Publisher: Sage Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 0324055 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1758-1001 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 00045632 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Ann Clin Biochem Subsets: MEDLINE
Publication: Jan. 2013- : London : Sage
Original Publication: London, Association of Clinical Biochemists.
Keywords: Disease; bone disorders; toxicology
00BH33GNGH (Cadmium)
Date Created: 20130627 Date Completed: 20140228 Latest Revision: 20130823