Young patient who renovates old houses who presents with abdominal pain, wrist drop, sensory defects and a microcytic hypochromic anemia, most consistent with lead poisoning
Symptoms for lead poisoning: LEAD (Lead lines on gingivae and metaphyses of long bones, Encephalopathy and Erythrocyte basophilic stippling, Abdominal pain and sideroblastic Anemia and wrist Drop (with other neuro symptoms)
submitted by ∗seagull(1933)
Pt was likely in an old home. Occasionally eating paint chips because why not.
Microcytic anemia Abdominal Pain Peripheral Neuropathy
Dx: test VENOUS blood lead
Tx: Kids- succimer Adults - EDTA