Heavy metal poisoning in glass worker characterised by severe

T Bachanek, E Staroslawska, E Wolanska, K Jarmolinska
2000 Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine  
The paper presents the clinical description of the masticatory organ and biochemical assessment of dental tissue in a patient employed in a glassworks for 20 years. During 12 years the patient has suffered baldness ("Alopecia areata") and atypical extensive and non-healing cutaneous lesions. Dental examination revealed changes typical of chronic poisoning by cadmium and bismuth compounds.
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