Lead poisoning mimicking acute porphyria!

L. N. Akshatha, M. S. Rukmini, Mamatha T. Shenoy, P. Sadashiva Rao, B. Prashanth

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Abstract

We are presenting a case of a 13-year-old autistic boy whose urine porphyrin test came positive on three separate occasions. The child was brought to emergency department of Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore, India, with fever and acute abdominal pain, with no previous history of any serious illness. Investigations revealed thalassemia trait,microcytic hypochromic anaemia while the other biochemical and haematological parameterswere normal. False positive urine porphyrin test may be seen in porphyria induced by liver cancer, hepatitis and heavy metal poisoning such as lead, arsenic and mercury. Blood lead (PbB) level was 59.5μg/dl. Further evaluation revealed a daily consumption of native medicine in the form of syrup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)CD01-CD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-12-2014

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Industrial poisons
Acute Intermittent Porphyria
Lead Poisoning
Porphyrins
Urine
Porphyrias
Thalassemia
Acute Pain
Arsenic
Liver Neoplasms
Heavy Metals
Mercury
Liver
Abdominal Pain
Hepatitis
Medicine
Hospital Emergency Service
India
Blood
Fever

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Akshatha, L. N., Rukmini, M. S., Shenoy, M. T., Sadashiva Rao, P., & Prashanth, B. (2014). Lead poisoning mimicking acute porphyria! Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8(12), CD01-CD02. https://doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2014/10597.5315
Akshatha, L. N. ; Rukmini, M. S. ; Shenoy, Mamatha T. ; Sadashiva Rao, P. ; Prashanth, B. / Lead poisoning mimicking acute porphyria!. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 12. pp. CD01-CD02.
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Akshatha, LN, Rukmini, MS, Shenoy, MT, Sadashiva Rao, P & Prashanth, B 2014, 'Lead poisoning mimicking acute porphyria!', Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. CD01-CD02. https://doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2014/10597.5315

Lead poisoning mimicking acute porphyria! / Akshatha, L. N.; Rukmini, M. S.; Shenoy, Mamatha T.; Sadashiva Rao, P.; Prashanth, B.

In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Vol. 8, No. 12, 05.12.2014, p. CD01-CD02.

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