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    For those in clinicals... Lead Poisoning???

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    Hi to those of you in clinicals, residency, etc... for lead poisoning, there's many chelating agents...

    1. Succimer
    2. CaNa2 EDTA
    3. Dimercaprol
    4. Penicillamine

    - Which one is the most important or which do you use?
    - Are there specific cases where you use one over the other?

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    Depends on the level of exposure - the primary thing to do is to remove the patient from the source of contamination.
    Dimercaptosuccinic acid(Succimer) is usually first line, but for lead levels > 45mcg/dL of blood you might want to give EDTA combined with Dimercaprol

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    CaEDTA initially

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