lead encephalitis


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lead en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

a metabolic encephalopathy, caused by the ingestion of lead compounds and seen particularly in early childhood; it is characterized pathologically by extensive cerebral edema, status spongiosus, neurocytolysis, and some reactive inflammation; clinical manifestations include convulsions, delirium, and hallucinations.
See also: lead poisoning.

lead encephalitis

Encephalitis due to lead poisoning.
See also: encephalitis

lead en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

, lead encephalitis (led en-sef'a-lop'ă-thē, en-sef'ă-lī'tis)
Metabolic encephalopathy, caused by the ingestion of lead compounds; seen particularly in early childhood; characterized pathologically by extensive cerebral edema, status spongiosus, and neurocytolysis; clinical manifestations include convulsions, delirium, and hallucinations.