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What To Know About Lead Poisoning In Children?

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Posted on Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Question: My query to Dr.VPYK XXXXXXX only..Mam my 12 months old baby was playing with a battery,now Iam not able to find the battery since 48hours,I think he has swallowed it..Please help..He is completely normal eating food ,playing quite normal ..please help
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get an X ray abdomen.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam.

I understand your concern.

I advise you to get an x ray of the abdomen.

This can detect foreign bodies like battery.

Since he is stable,the risk is very less,but lead batteries are known to disintegrate and cause delayed perforation.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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What To Know About Lead Poisoning In Children?

Brief Answer: Get an X ray abdomen. Detailed Answer: Hi Mam. I understand your concern. I advise you to get an x ray of the abdomen. This can detect foreign bodies like battery. Since he is stable,the risk is very less,but lead batteries are known to disintegrate and cause delayed perforation. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.