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👉Abdominal pain, microcytic anemia, basophilic stippling, polyneuropathy, encephalopathy, seizures

💧 Basophilic stippling: Basophilic granules of RNA seen in RBC; arsenic poisoning, sideroblastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia, others
⚠️Diagnosis: blood lead level (BLL) , basophilic stippling, microcytic-hypochromic anemia, patient's exposure history

⛔Exposure: Ayurvedic therapies, herbal supplements, glazed ceramic cookware, lead-contaminated opium (majority of illicit opium comes from Afghanistan)
💊 Rx: decrease exposure, nutrition, chelation therapy (oral succimer with/without intravenous or intramuscular CaNa2EDTA when BLL ≥ 80 μg/dL)
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