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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : Appendix C. Lead Screening : C.2 Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Children who have EBLLs in the range of 5–45µg/dL may be asymptomatic, although impairment of neurodevelopment may become evident as they get older. Very high lead levels may cause colic, constipation, anorexia, or vomiting. Children with venous blood lead levels (BLLs) over 44µg/dL are eligible for medical intervention. However, it is important not to equate the absence of symptoms with the absence of toxicity.

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