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Association of blood lead level with neurological features in 972 children affected by an acute severe lead poisoning outbreak in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria.

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BACKGROUND: In 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) investigated reports of high mortality in young children in Zamfara State, Nigeria, leading to confirmation of villages with widespread acute severe lead poisoning. In a retrospective analysis, we aimed to determine venous blood lead level (VBLL) thresholds and risk factors for encephalopathy using MSF programmatic data from the first year of the outbreak response. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We included children aged ≤5 years with VBLL ≥45 µg/dL ...

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Peer reviewed
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
e93716
Publication date:
2014-04-16
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EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:4d937c40-144b-44d2-8bb7-c0b59d5118ac
Source identifiers:
465692
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pubs:465692

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