Association of blood lead level with neurological features in 972 children affected by an acute severe lead poisoning outbreak in zamfara state, northern Nigeria.
Ahmed, A O
Dargan, P I
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AbstractIn 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.