Charlie is a 3-year-old in a community preschool. The staff reports that he tends to put everything in his mouth and is frequently found eating dirt. A home visit by a school staff member to discuss the problems with his parents reveals a generally clean environment in a very old home that was being renovated. Recently, Charlie has been falling behind in academic skills compared with the other children in his class; his linear growth has slowed, and he is tired and irritable. His physician noted pallor and what look like â€œpencil linesâ€ on the gums adjacent to his teeth. He ordered blood tests, which revealed a low hemoglobin level and an elevated lead level.
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* Based on the patient history, signs and symptoms, and lab test results, discuss the probable environmental factors responsible for Charlieâ€™s ingestion of lead.
* Discuss the other toxic effects of lead poisoning that Charlie might experience if the situation is not addressed.
* Discuss other possible sources in childrenâ€™s environments that have been identified as containing lead.
textbook: McCance, K. L., & Huether, S, E. (2014). 7th ed. Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Elsevier Inc. ISBN: 978-0-323-08854-1
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I am on chapter 1,2 and 3.