Case Conference: Childhood Diet and Arsenic Exposure: Interesting Clinical Cases - December 16, 2015
- Order and interpret the most appropriate laboratory tests to workup arsenic exposure.
- Describe the differences in health risks between inorganic and organic arsenic.
- List common dietary sources of both inorganic and organic arsenic.
- Identify at least two national or local-level resources to help guide safe seafood consumption.
The parents of a 6-year old boy with learning and motor delays present to the child’s primary care provider. There have been no recent changes, and vital signs are normal. A developmentally delayed cousin was recently “tested for heavy metals”, so the parents request that these labs be checked for their child as well. In addition to basic labs, heavy metal blood and urine tests are ordered. All results are WNL, except for a random urine arsenic of 93 mcg/gm Cr.
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