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Chelation therapy in intoxications with mercury, lead and copper.
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PMID:  24894443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the present review we provide an update of the appropriate use of chelating agents in the treatment of intoxications with compounds of mercury, lead and copper. The relatively new chelators meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and 2,3-dimercapto-propanesulphonate (DMPS) can effectively mobilize deposits of mercury as well as of lead into the urine. These drugs can be administered orally and have relatively low toxicity compared to the classical antidote dimercaptopropanol (BAL). d-Penicillamine has been widely used in copper overload, although 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid or tetrathiomolybdate may be more suitable alternatives today. In copper-toxicity, a free radical scavenger might be recommended as adjuvant to the chelator therapy.
Yang Cao; Marit Aralt Skaug; Ole Andersen; Jan Aaseth
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3252     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trace Elem Med Biol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9508274     Medline TA:  J Trace Elem Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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