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Table 2 List of reported cases of lead toxicity associated with Ayurvedic mediation1

From: Ayurvedic herbal medicine and lead poisoning

Reference Ayurvedic Medicine Age Sex Indication Symptoms Hgb (g/dL) BLL (μg/dL) Management
[2] NR2 31 F Fertility Abdominal pain, nausea, spontaneous abortion NR 112 Oral chelation3
[2] Jambrulin 50 M Diabetes NR NR 92 Oral chelation3
[2] Jambrulin 40 F Diabetes NR NR 92 Oral chelation3
[13] NR 28 M Weakness Intestinal obstruction 8 145 Oral D-penicillamine
[14] NR 23 M NR Anorexia, abdominal pain, weight loss 9.4 56 Ca -EDTA infusion
[15] Vatyog Sahacharadi Gandharvahastadi 28 M Back pain Abdominal pain, constipation NR 70 Oral DMSA
[16] NR 58 M Weakness Paresthesias 14.3 74 Oral D-penicillamine
[17] Guglu 41 M Hypertension Memory loss, anorexia, anhedonia NR 161 Dimercaprol infusion
[18] NR 51 F Dengue fever Memory loss, nausea, abdominal pain NR 69 None
[19] NR 24 M Erectile dysfunction Autonomic dysfunction, pseudo obstruction NR 99 Oral DMSA
[20] Multiple Ayurvedic medications4 39 F Muscular dystrophy Weakness, anorexia, constipation, back pain 7.9 88 Na-EDTA infusion and oral DMSA
[21] Multiple Ayurvedic medicines4 35 F NR Abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting 8.3 140 Ca-EDTA infusion and oral DMSA
[22] Multiple Ayurvedic medicines4 45 M Anxiety Weakness, vomiting and abdominal pain 14.2 122 Oral D-penicillamine
[22] Gulkand 36 F Psoriasis Insomnia, headache, abdominal pain, joint pain 8 115 Ca-EDTA infusion
[22] Chandraprabhavati EVR 46 M Hand weakness Abdominal pain NR 42 None
  1. 1Cases that did not report BLL were excluded. 2Not reported. 2Oral chelation therapy was reported but specifics were not provided. 4Multiple medications were given but names were not provided.