Trop Geogr Med. 1987 Jan; 39(1): 100-3.
Traditional remedies and lead intoxication.
Three Saudi children suffered from lead intoxication as a result of ingestion of a preparation prescribed by a traditional practitioner. Two of them showed no symptoms of lead intoxication while the third child gave a history of symptomatic intoxication in the form of convulsions. The blood lead levels were increased in all patients and radiographic lead bands were seen in the long bones of the three children. The blood lead concentration was decreased by Na-Ca-EDTA and BAL treatment in the three patients.