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Possible clinical features of someone, usually a child, who has ingested lead include:

  • encephalopathy:
    • irritability
    • ataxia
    • drowsiness
    • convulsions
    • eventually, coma

  • colicky abdominal pain with vomiting
  • pica
  • papilloedema
  • in the longer term it may cause mental retardation and behaviour disorders
  • acute lead poisoning may cause a Fanconi syndrome

Last reviewed 01/2018

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