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Disease Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood

Name Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood
Synonyms Childhood Lead Encephalopathy | Childhood Neurologic Saturnism | Childhood Saturine Encephalopathy | Encephalopathy, Childhood Lead | Encephalopathy, Childhood Saturine | Lead Encephalopathy, Childhood | Lead Induced Nervous System Disease, Childhood | Lead-Induced Nervous System Disease, Childhood | Lead Poisoning, Neurologic, Childhood | Nervous System Disease, Lead-Induced, Childhood | Nervous System Poisoning, Lead, Childhood | Neurologic Saturnism, Childhood | Neurotoxicity Syndrome, Lead, Childhood | Plumbism, Neurologic, Childhood | Poisoning, Lead, Nervous System, Childhood | Poisoning, Lead, Neurologic, Childhood | Saturine Encephalopathy, Childhood | Saturnism, Childhood Neurologic
Definition Neurologic disorders occurring in children following lead exposure. The most frequent manifestation of childhood lead toxicity is an encephalopathy associated with chronic ingestion of lead that usually presents between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Clinical manifestations include behavioral changes followed by lethargy; CONVULSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; DELIRIUM; ATAXIA; and vomiting. Elevated intracranial pressure (HYPERTENSION, INTRACRANIAL) and CEREBRAL EDEMA may occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1210-2)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020264

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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurotoxicity Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heavy Metal Poisoning, Nervous System Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lead Poisoning, Nervous System Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
2. DiseasesChemically-Induced Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Poisoning Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lead Poisoning Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lead Poisoning, Nervous System Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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