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how long does it take lead poisoning symptoms

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Plumbism: People with lead poisoning become symptomatic is related to the height of the lead level and rapidity of the rise of the level. When people are expos ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG
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26 years experience Pediatrics
Months: Once absorbed, 90% is stored in bond as lead phosphate. The other 10% is taken up by the red blood cells, the brain, the kidneys, and the liver, where ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
LEAD POISONING: It depends on the lead level. Kids are screened until age 5 to DX plumbism. Sx appear at once if level is about 20. Normal before was 10 , now below 5 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Variable: In baltimore there were old elegant homes that were decaying. Paint chips would be on the floor. Children in these homes would eat the chips and pre ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Please consult the site below for information about lead poisoning. Myoclonus is more often noted with gasoline sniffing. The time to onset of myoclon ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Lead poisoning in adults commonly causes headache, memory loss, anemia, and defects in the nervous system that can lead to muscle weakness. High enoug ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes none: Kids don't always have symptoms. This is why we screen kids for lead. Symptoms can be vague like not growing or developing as much, irritable, letharg ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdomina ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: The symptoms vary by the age of the patient and the severity of lead levels. Some of the damage, particularly that to the nervous system may be perman ... Read More
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