lead poisoning

Asymptomatic lead poisoning has become more common in children. Lead poisoning is known to affect many systems on body including neuropsychiatric symptoms of insomnia, loss of appetite, depression and irritability. 


Iron deficiency is one of the important risk factor for lead poisoning.

Which of the following threshold lead level warrants initiation of following workup:

Check hb/hematocrit, iron status and abdominal X ray.

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