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Disease Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Adult

Name Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Adult
Synonyms Adult Neurologic Saturnism | Lead Induced Nervous System Diseases, Adult | Lead-Induced Polyneuropathies | Lead Induced Polyneuropathy | Lead-Induced Polyneuropathy | Lead Poisoning, Neurologic, Adult | Lead Polyneuropathy | Nervous System Diseases, Lead Induced, Adult | Nervous System Poisoning, Lead, Adult | Nervous System Toxicity, Lead, Adult | Neurologic Saturnism, Adult | Neurotoxicity Syndrome, Lead, Adult | Plumbism, Neurologic, Adult | Poisoning, Lead, Nervous System, Adult | Poisoning, Lead, Neurologic, Adult | Polyneuropathies, Lead-Induced | Polyneuropathy, Lead | Polyneuropathy, Lead Induced | Polyneuropathy, Lead-Induced | Saturnism, Adult Neurologic
Definition Neurologic conditions in adults associated with acute or chronic exposure to lead or any of its salts. The most common lead related neurologic syndrome in adults consists of a polyneuropathy involving motor fibers. This tends to affect distal nerves and may present as wrist drop due to RADIAL NEUROPATHY. Additional features of chronic lead exposure include ANEMIA; CONSTIPATION; colicky abdominal pain; a bluish lead line of the gums; interstitial nephritis (NEPHRITIS, INTERSTITIAL); and saturnine gout. An encephalopathy may rarely occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1212)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020265

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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, Adult Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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, Adult Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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