Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X
LABANDA URBANO, Pablo Honorio y FERNANDEZ GARCIA, Carmen. Lead poisoning: A case report. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2012, vol.58, n.227, pp.168-173. ISSN 0465-546X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2012000200009.
Lead poisoning is most commonly caused by occupational exposure. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman, paint teacher, which was working in reparation of stained glass window. She consults the Medical Incapacity Valoration Unit of National Institute of Social Security with diagnosis of lead occupational intoxication. The patient was not able to word for several months because of presenting asthenia. After reporting for work high lead blood levels were detected, in association with physical symptoms. She was evaluated by a tribunal which settled total long sick-leave due to occupational lead exposure and was restricted for loud works and other ones that need verbal communication in conversational frequencies. With this clinical case we try to check the symptoms of lead poisoning, as well as to think about the effects of prevention of occupational hazards.
Palabras clave : lead poisoning; glass painting; nervous system; adults.