Heavy metal poisoning in glass worker characterised by severe.
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Department of Conservative Dentistry, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland
Oncological Centre, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 2000;7(1):51–53
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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