Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood


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 Poisoning, Neurologic, Childhood

Lead-Induced Nervous System Disease, 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

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)