We compared the iron status between children 11 to 33 months old with confirmed blood lead levels of 20 to 44 μg/dL and demographically similar children with blood lead levels of <10 μg/dL. There were no differences. Laboratory investigation or empirical treatment for iron deficiency is not justified on the basis of moderately elevated blood lead levels alone.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health