Lead Poisoning (Plumbism)

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh


Lead poisoning is a clinical condition which arises either due to direct ingestion of the lead metal compounds (e.g., in water) or by inhalation of lead oxide fumes. Ingestion of lead compounds is often seen in children, whereas in adults it is often due to occupational lead inhalation. In children, lead toxicity can be also due to pica (e.g., dirt eating), inhalation of toxic fumes, or ingestion of lead-based paints.


Healthy Child Growth Plate Plain Radiograph Bone Structure Lead Compound 
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