Lead Gastrointestinal Effects

Metallic taste in mouth.

Lead colic: Abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation (mechanism: colonic autonomic neuropathy).

Burton's lines: Gingival-dental line lead sulfide deposits.

Acute exposure: Hepatitis and pancreatitis, especially in adults.

table 21.2 Clinical Findings: Children





Blood lead levels



>10 mcg/dL

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