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Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood
Tree Number(s)
C10.720.475.400.700
C25.723.522.750.500.700
Unique ID
D020264
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020264
Annotation
includes infant as well as child; coord with specific nervous system symptoms if emphasized
Scope Note
Neurologic disorders occurring in children following lead exposure. The most frequent manifestation of childhood lead toxicity is an encephalopathy associated with chronic ingestion of lead that usually presents between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Clinical manifestations include behavioral changes followed by lethargy; CONVULSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; DELIRIUM; ATAXIA; and vomiting. Elevated intracranial pressure (HYPERTENSION, INTRACRANIAL) and CEREBRAL EDEMA may occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1210-2)
Entry Version
LEAD POIS NERVOUS SYSTEM CHILDHOOD
Entry Term(s)
Lead Encephalopathy, Childhood
Lead Poisoning, Neurologic, Childhood
Lead-Induced Nervous System Disease, Childhood
Nervous System Disease, Lead-Induced, Childhood
Nervous System Poisoning, Lead, Childhood
Neurologic Saturnism, Childhood
Neurotoxicity Syndrome, Lead, Childhood
Plumbism, Neurologic, Childhood
Poisoning, Lead, Nervous System, Childhood
Poisoning, Lead, Neurologic, Childhood
Saturine Encephalopathy, Childhood
NLM Classification #
WS 340.5
Previous Indexing
Lead Poisoning (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Lead Poisoning, Nervous System, Childhood Preferred
Lead Encephalopathy, Childhood Narrower
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