Chelating Agents for Lead Poisoning
Why It Is Used
Chelating agents may be used if:
- Blood lead levels are 45 micrograms per deciliter (Reference mcg/dL Opens New Window) or higher (in some cases, 20 mcg/dL or higher).
- Symptoms of Reference lead poisoning Opens New Window are present.
- Reference Lead encephalopathy Opens New Window is present.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology