Volume 21, Issue 122 (8-2014)                   RJMS 2014, 21(122): 80-85 | Back to browse issues page

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AfsharKhas L, Kargozar A, Noorbakhsh, S. Lead levels in cerebro spinal fluid of healthy children in Tehran. RJMS 2014; 21 (122) :80-85
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3297-en.html
Iran University of Medical Sciences
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  Background : Lead is a common environmental contaminant element without useful biologic role in human body. Exposure to lead is an important public health problem especially for children. It may have toxic effect on many organs among central nervous system. The aim of our study was to determine cerebro-spinal fluid levels of lead in healthy children in Tehran.

  Methods: This prospective study included one group of healthy children with 2 -84 months of age. Thirty cases were enrolled. The cerebro-spinal fluid levels of lead were measured by atomic absorption. Data were analyzed by T-test and Chi-square.

  Results: Mean age of cases was 25.46± 20.56 months. There were 15 males and 15 females. Median levels of lead was1.65 μg/dl (min= 0.5, max=14.2) .There was no relationship between age and sex and cerebro-spinal fluid lead levels.

  Conclusion: In our study cerebro-spinal fluid lead levels was measured. It is recommended to compare our finding with cases with neurologic disorders.

Keywords: Child, CSF, Lead
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Type of Study: review article | Subject: Pediatric Infectious

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