Zinc Poisoning - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

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Author(s): Mehrdad Rafati Rahimzadeh, Mehravar Rafati Rahimzadeh, Sohrab Kazemi, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia*.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

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Zinc poisoning has been reported from many parts of the world. It is one of the global health problems that affect many organs if consume or expose by inhalation of zinc vapors or zinccontaminated water and food. Long term exposure to zinc compounds from different sources such as; air, water, soil, and food lead to toxic effects on body systems especially digestive, respiratory, and nerve systems and also causes cancer. Zinc levels can be determined in blood, urine, hair and nails. Patients with zinc toxicity need chelating agents, other pharmacological treatment, protective lung ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and supportive cares.

Keywords: Zinc, Poisoning, Inhalation, Chelating Agents, Toxicity

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DOI: 10.2174/1389557520666200414161944
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