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World Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Lead Induced Abdominal Colic in a Teenage Female

ABSTRACT

Abdominal pain is a very common symptom in gastroenterology practice but sometimes it become very tedious to find the exact etiology behind it. A through history taking and understanding of the possible medical causes is paramount in narrowing down the differential diagnosis and thus accurate treatment. We present the case of a 14 -year -old girl diagnosed with lead poisoning highlighting that rather than occupational or environmental contamination, it was consumption of ayurvedic medication which was the prime reason for her elevated Blood Lead Levels (BLL).

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