LEAD Clinic at Akron Children's Hospital


The Akron, Ohio, LEAD clinic (Lead Exposure And Detoxification) screens and baby-back-and-stethoscope.jpgdiagnoses, as well as treats children with lead exposure and lead poisoning. The clinic is comprised of specialists in clinical pharmacology/toxicology, nutrition, neurophysiology, social work, legal aid and a clinical nurse coordinator.   

The clinic screens patients and determines the severity of the lead exposure using blood tests, abdominal x-rays and hemograms. The clinic helps asses any neurological damage or loss of cognitive function that may have occured due to lead exposure. They also work with the family to determine the source of lead and remove it from the child's environment.  Bookmark and Share

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