Asymptomatic Congenital Lead Poisoning - Case Report
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.
Published In/Presented At
Chinnakaruppan, N., & Marcus, S. (2010). Asymptomatic congenital lead poisoning - case report. Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.), 48(6), 563-565. doi:10.3109/15563650.2010.490222
Maternal and Child Health | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medical Toxicology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics | Public Health
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty