Lead poisoning is a self descriptive condition.
WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
Lead causes a decrease in heme synthesis by inhibiting ferrochelatase and ALA dehydratase.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Exposure to old lead pain (chipped paint in old houses)
Complete blood count can show microcytic anemia.
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