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Criteria for Immediate Termination of D-Penicillamine Therapy for Lead Poisoning

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
Pedatrics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

D-penicillamine is an oral chelating agent that can be given over a long period to children with blood iron levels < 45 µg/dL. As many as a third of patients taking the drug may have an adverse side effect. Patients taking D-penicillamine should be monitored closely and the drug stopped if evidence of a serious side effect is seen.

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