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May. 19, 2023
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A red-colored folk medicine obtained from a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China) identified as the source of severe lead poisoning in a 7-year-old boy. Analysis showed the lead concentration of the "medicine" to be 14.8%. (Source: Ying XL, Markowitz M, Yan CH. Folk prescription for treating rhinitis as a rare cause of childhood lead poisoning: a case series. BMC Pediatr 2018;18:219. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.)