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What happens after lead poisoning is treated?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
This depends on how much exposure to lead there was.
Damage/effects to kidneys and blood are reversible, but effects on the central nervous system are not. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Cancer, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, psychiatric effects, and shorter life span also occur.

In brief: It depends.
This depends on how much exposure to lead there was.
Damage/effects to kidneys and blood are reversible, but effects on the central nervous system are not. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cerebral palsey is a frequent consequence. Cancer, stroke, heart disease, hypertension, psychiatric effects, and shorter life span also occur.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: LEAD POISONING
Depending on the severity of lead poisoning, some children suffers irreversible organ damages due to encephalopathy resulting in cognitive deficits in children.
It affects learning, becomes anemic, mental retardation and seizure disorder. Those lucky whose lead level are not dangerously high and treated early lives a normal life in adulthood..

In brief: LEAD POISONING
Depending on the severity of lead poisoning, some children suffers irreversible organ damages due to encephalopathy resulting in cognitive deficits in children.
It affects learning, becomes anemic, mental retardation and seizure disorder. Those lucky whose lead level are not dangerously high and treated early lives a normal life in adulthood..
Dr. Nela Cordero
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