Title

Asymptomatic Congenital Lead Poisoning - Case Report

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2010

Abstract

CONTEXT: Congenital lead poisoning is uncommon and there is no consensus on the management of the newborn.

CASE DETAILS: A female infant was born to a lead-burdened woman identified by screening just prior to delivery. Maternal blood lead level (BLL) was 58 μg/dL. The infant's BLL on the second day of life was 72 μg/dL with a free erythrocyte protoporphyrin level of 175 μg/dL. The child was managed by an exchange transfusion followed by chelation. The BLL 6 h after exchange transfusion was 11.4 μg/dL. Follow-up 2 years later showed a BLL of 9 μg/dL and normal development.

DISCUSSION: We present the details of a case of congenital lead poisoning treated aggressively which appears to have resulted in a favorable outcome.

Volume

48

Issue

6

First Page

563

Last Page

565

ISSN

1556-9519

Disciplines

Maternal and Child Health | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medical Toxicology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics | Public Health

PubMedID

20533891

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty

Document Type

Article