Lead poisoning after maxillofacial wound with gunshot: A clinical report

Selçuk Oruç, DDS, PhD

Dental Sciences Center, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

The purpose of this study is to attract attention to lead poisoning after gunshot. Lead particles that were not removed from the patient’s body may exert toxic effects on several organ systems. Therefore, such patients living with unremoved lead particles in their bodies must be warned about health control regularly. (Int Chin J Dent 2002; 2: 63-66.)
Key Words: firearms, lead poisoning, maxillofacial injury.