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lead encephalopathy[′led ‚en·sef·ə′läp·ə·thē]
Degeneration of the neurons of the brain accompanied by cerebral edema, due to lead poisoning.
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Cerebellar ataxia due to lead encephalopathy
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Patients with lead encephalopathy
are given the medication IM as it increases intracranial pressure when given IV.
Editorial Note: Lead encephalopathy
usually is associated with a BLL [is greater than]100 [micro]g/dL, although it has been reported at BLLs as low as 70 [micro]g/dL (2).