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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0023176

NCI Thesaurus Code: C34761  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Injury or Poisoning

NCIt Definition: Chronic toxicity to the body caused by the absorption of lead, which is characterized by fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms, anemia, a dark line along the gums, and muscular paralysis or weakness of limbs.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Lead is a metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust. Lead can be found in all parts of our environment. Much of it comes from human activities such as mining and manufacturing. Lead used to be in paint; older houses may still have lead paint. You could be exposed to lead by

  • Eating food or drinking water that contains lead. Water pipes in older homes may contain lead.
  • Working in a job where lead is used
  • Using lead in a hobby, such as making stained glass or lead-glazed pottery
  • Using folk remedies such as herbs or foods that contain lead

Breathing air, drinking water, eating food, or swallowing or touching dirt that contains lead can cause many health problems. Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. In adults, lead can increase blood pressure and cause infertility, nerve disorders, and muscle and joint pain. It can also make you irritable and affect your ability to concentrate and remember.

Lead is especially dangerous for children. A child who swallows large amounts of lead may develop anemia, severe stomachache, muscle weakness, and brain damage. Even at low levels, lead can affect a child's mental and physical growth.

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry

MSH Definition: Poisoning that results from chronic or acute ingestion, injection, inhalation, or skin absorption of LEAD or lead compounds.

CSP Definition: poisoning due to absorption or ingestion of lead or one of its salts; symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, colic, constipation, insomnia, headache, dizziness, irritability, moderate hypertension, albuminuria, anemia, encephalopathy, and peripheral neuropathy leading to paralysis.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Lead - toxic effect
Lead compound poisoning
Lead intoxication
Lead Poisoning [Disease/Finding]
Lead Poisonings
LEAD POISONING
LEAD POIS
PLUMBISM
POIS LEAD
Poisoning by compounds of lead
Poisoning, Lead
Poisonings, Lead
Saturnine poisoning
SATURNISM
Tox eff lead compnd NOS
Toxic effect of lead and its compounds (including fumes)
Toxic effect of lead and its compounds, including fumes
Toxic effect of lead and its compounds
Toxic effect of lead compound (disorder)
Toxic effect of lead compound
Toxic effect of unspecified lead compound
Toxic effect: Lead and its compounds
Toxic effects of lead and its compounds NOS
Toxic effects of lead and its compounds

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C34761 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN occupational lead poisoning: coordinate with OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES but not also with OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; in infant or child, consider LEAD POISONING, NERVOUS SYSTEM, CHILDHOOD; in adolescent or adult, consider LEAD POISONING, NERVOUS SYSTEM, ADULT MSH
ANSWER_CODE 32010 LNC
ANSWER_CODE_SYSTEM NNDSS LNC
AQL BL CF CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID SM4.. SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 10/28/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_CREATED 2015-01-22T00:04:00 GARD
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 1858-2634 CSP
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 32684 GARD
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 32685 GARD
DISEASE_IDENTIFIER_ID 32686 GARD
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IDENTIFIER_SOURCE Orp GARD
IDENTIFIER_TYPE_ID 1 GARD
IS_ACTIVE true GARD
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DUI D007855 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Lead Poisoning NDFRT
MESH_UI M0012268 NDFRT
MMR 20160505 MSH
MN C25.723.589 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/leadpoisoning.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/leadpoisoning.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/leadpoisoning.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/leadpoisoning.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hmong https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/leadpoisoning.html#Hmong MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Somali https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/leadpoisoning.html#Somali MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/leadpoisoning.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences http://www.niehs.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000001791 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 77826 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 77827 ICD10CM
RXAUI 3188393 RXNORM
RXAUI 3188394 RXNORM
RXAUI 3221789 RXNORM
RXCUI 1027250 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 38342005 NDFRT
SOS Includes: that from all sources except medicinal substances ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS T56.0 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS X49 | MAPPED FOLLOWING WHO GUIDANCE | POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR PLACE OF OCCURRENCE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~T56.0 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~X49 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS T56.0X4? | CONSIDER ADDITIONAL CODE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC CONDITION OR DISEASE | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED | EPISODE OF CARE INFORMATION NEEDED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~T56.0X4? SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~SM4.. SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T023442 MSH
TERMUI T023443 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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