Blood lead levels in children with encephalopathy.

  title={Blood lead levels in children with encephalopathy.},
  author={Archana Behram Patel and Ambarish M Athawale},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={46 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels (EBLL i.e blood lead >10 micrograms/dL, Centers Disease Control criteria) in children with encephalopathy. SETTING Hospital. DESIGN Case control study. PARTICIPANTS 100 children, 49 with encephalopathy and 51 consecutive hospital controls. OUTCOME MEASURES Blood lead levels, demographics, clinical, environmental correlates and residual neurological sequel or death at discharge. RESULTS 42 (encephalopathy) and 49… CONTINUE READING

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