Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
FERNANDEZ-FERNANDEZ, F. J. et al. Chronic lead poisoning. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.3, pp.36-38. ISSN 0212-7199.
Epidemiologic studies have shown a steady decrease in the blood lead concentrations in populations from developed countries. This decrease is due to the promulgation of legislative measures designed to reduce sources of environmental lead exposure. As a result, during the last several years, lead poisoning has been reported with a minor frequency. We describe here three patients with chronic lead poisoning owing to chronic ingestion of water contaminated by lead pipes.
Palabras clave : Lead poisoning; Hyperuricemia; Gout; Hypertension; Renal insufficiency; Anemia.