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Acute lead poisoning in children commonly presents with (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Cerebellar ataxia
B Status epilepticus

C Focal neurological deficits
D ICT and papilloedema

Ans. A

[Cerebellar ataxia]

LEAD-poisoning: - The most serious manifestations of lead poisoning in acute encephalopathy

1. Encephalopathy includes

a. Persistent vomiting

b. Ataxia

c. Seizures

d. Impaired consciousness

e. Coma

2. Peripheral neuropathy common in adults, is rare in children Q

3. The symptoms of childhood lead poisoning in the absence of clear signs of encephalopathy are usually nonspecific and vague, Abdominal colic, behavioral abnormalities Q, attention disorders Q, hyperactivity or severe unexplained retardation should lead one to suspect clinical lead poisoning.

4. Chronic intoxication Q can cause learning disorders Q (children) and motor neuropathy (eg. Wrist drop)

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