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Presence of lead in opium.
Arch Iran Med 2008; 11(5):553-4AI

Abstract

Opium addiction is a common form of addiction in Middle East countries such as Iran. Recently several reports suggested some kinds of pathologic findings such as abdominal pain, nephropathy, and anemia in opium addict patients. Such pathologic findings suggest lead poisoning in the patients. In this study, the concentration of lead in 10 opium samples was evaluated. The mean concentration of lead in the opium samples was 1.88 ppm. This may explain some of the pathologic findings found in addict patients. The authors would suggest further investigations to evaluate the lead concentration in opium addicts' sera and also routine screening for lead poisoning in opium addict patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18759525

Citation

Aghaee-Afshar, Mahmoud, et al. "Presence of Lead in Opium." Archives of Iranian Medicine, vol. 11, no. 5, 2008, pp. 553-4.
Aghaee-Afshar M, Khazaeli P, Behnam B, et al. Presence of lead in opium. Arch Iran Med. 2008;11(5):553-4.
Aghaee-Afshar, M., Khazaeli, P., Behnam, B., Rezazadehkermani, M., & Ashraf-Ganjooei, N. (2008). Presence of lead in opium. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 11(5), pp. 553-4.
Aghaee-Afshar M, et al. Presence of Lead in Opium. Arch Iran Med. 2008;11(5):553-4. PubMed PMID: 18759525.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Presence of lead in opium. AU - Aghaee-Afshar,Mahmoud, AU - Khazaeli,Payam, AU - Behnam,Behzad, AU - Rezazadehkermani,Mohammad, AU - Ashraf-Ganjooei,Narges, PY - 2008/9/2/pubmed PY - 2009/8/26/medline PY - 2008/9/2/entrez SP - 553 EP - 4 JF - Archives of Iranian medicine JO - Arch Iran Med VL - 11 IS - 5 N2 - Opium addiction is a common form of addiction in Middle East countries such as Iran. Recently several reports suggested some kinds of pathologic findings such as abdominal pain, nephropathy, and anemia in opium addict patients. Such pathologic findings suggest lead poisoning in the patients. In this study, the concentration of lead in 10 opium samples was evaluated. The mean concentration of lead in the opium samples was 1.88 ppm. This may explain some of the pathologic findings found in addict patients. The authors would suggest further investigations to evaluate the lead concentration in opium addicts' sera and also routine screening for lead poisoning in opium addict patients. SN - 1735-3947 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18759525/Presence_of_lead_in_opium_ L2 - http://www.ams.ac.ir/AIM/NEWPUB/08/11/5/0014.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -