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Zinc Poisoning - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 15 ]

Author(s):

Mehrdad Rafati Rahimzadeh, Mehravar Rafati Rahimzadeh, Sohrab Kazemi and Ali Akbar Moghadamnia*   Pages 1489 - 1498 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Zinc poisoning has been reported from many parts of the world. It is one of the global health problems that affect many organs, if consumed or exposed to, by inhalation of zinc vapors or zinccontaminated water and food. Long term exposure to zinc compounds from different sources such as air, water, soil, and food, lead to toxic effects on body systems, especially digestive, respiratory, and nerve systems, and also causes cancer. Zinc levels can be determined in blood, urine, hair, and nails. Patients with zinc toxicity need chelating agents, other pharmacological treatment, protective lung ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and supportive care.

Keywords:

Zinc, poisoning, inhalation, chelating agents, toxicity.

Affiliation:

Mobility Impairment Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Department of Medical Physics, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol



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