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'''[[Lead]] poisoning''' is a medical condition, also known as '''saturnism''', '''plumbism''', or '''painter's colic''' caused by increased  blood lead levels. Lead may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as [[renal disease]], cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.
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Humans have been mining and using this heavy metal for thousands of years, poisoning themselves in the process due to accumulation and exposure.  These dangers have long been known, though the modern understanding of their full extent and the small amount of lead necessary to produce them is relatively recent; blood lead levels once considered safe are now considered hazardous, with no known threshold.  Reducing these hazards requires both individual actions and public policy regulations.
  
 
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==[[Lead poisoning historical perspective|Historical Perspective]]==

Revision as of 10:46, 4 May 2018

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Overview

Lead poisoning is a medical condition, also known as saturnism, plumbism, or painter's colic caused by increased blood lead levels. Lead may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.

Humans have been mining and using this heavy metal for thousands of years, poisoning themselves in the process due to accumulation and exposure. These dangers have long been known, though the modern understanding of their full extent and the small amount of lead necessary to produce them is relatively recent; blood lead levels once considered safe are now considered hazardous, with no known threshold. Reducing these hazards requires both individual actions and public policy regulations.

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Lead poisoning from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

Diagnostic study of choice | History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | X-Ray Findings | Echocardiography and Ultrasound | CT-Scan Findings | MRI Findings | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1


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