Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lead poisoning mnemonic

Hello everyone! 

We'll be learning about lead poisoning today! 

The mnemonic for lead poisoning is, "LEAD BATTERY"

L: Lead lines
E: Encephalopathy (Common in children)
A: Anemia (Pallor is earliest sign)
D: Drops (foot drop & wrist drop)

B: Basophilic stippling, Burtonian line (on gums)
A: AminoLevulinate (ALA) Dehydrase and Ferrochelatase (Heme Synthase) affected
T: Toys (Lead toys cause toxicity in children)
T: Tremor
E: Encephalitis
R: Renal Tubular Acidosis (Fanconi syndrome)
Y: Young children affected

That's all! 

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