lead encephalopathy


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lead encephalopathy

[′led ‚en·sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Degeneration of the neurons of the brain accompanied by cerebral edema, due to lead poisoning.
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At least four factors may account for the dramatic decline in the incidence of acute lead encephalopathy and childhood deaths from lead poisoning since the 1960s (3), including 1) increased screening of children at risk, 2) recognition of toxicity before the onset of life-threatening symptoms, 3) improvements in the treatment for lead poisoning, and 4) reduction of lead exposure from certain environmental sources.