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Lead encephalopathy from an imported Toby mug.
  1. M. A. Zuckerman,
  2. D. Savory,
  3. G. Rayman
  1. Department of Medicine, Ipswich Hospital Heath Road Wing, Suffolk, UK

    Abstract

    Encephalopathy is an unusual manifestation of lead poisoning in an adult, the more common presentation being abdominal colic, anaemia and limb palsy. We report a case of adult lead encephalopathy and describe the use of a simple screening test for lead poisoning together with the increasing number of cases associated with imported ceramics.

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