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Radiographic findings in congenital lead poisoning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6770416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because lead crosses the placenta throughout pregnancy, the fetus is at risk for lead poisoning. A full term, asymptomatic child was born with congenital lead poisoning secondary to maternal pica. Radiographic findings of a dense cranial vault, lead lines, and delayed skeletal and deciduous dental development were noted at birth. After chelation therapy, when the patient was seven months old, radiographs revealed normal skeletal maturation. Tooth eruption did not occur until 15 months of age. Newborn infants with these radiographic findings should be screened for subclinical, congenital lead poisoning.
M Pearl; L M Boxt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-15     Completed Date:  1980-08-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / radiography
Calcium / therapeutic use
Edetic Acid / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Lead Poisoning / congenital,  drug therapy,  radiography*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Pregnancy Complications
Reg. No./Substance:
60-00-4/Edetic Acid; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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