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Lead encephalopathy is a condition in which the brain swells from
exposure to extremely high levels of lead. The swelling increases pressure
within the skull (cerebral edema), which can cause seizures, intellectual disability, paralysis, blindness, coma, and death.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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