You examine a 12-month-old girl for a health supervision visit. She is asymptomatic, and the mother has no complaints. The family lives in a

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You examine a 12-month-old girl for a health supervision visit. She is asymptomatic, and the mother has no complaints. The family lives in a house built in 1940s, so you perform a lead level in the clinic, which reads as elevated. You send the girl for a venous lead level at the hospital, and the lead level obtained is 10 mcg/dL. What is the best next step

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Brielle 5 months 2022-01-03T07:46:01+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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    2022-01-03T07:47:04+00:00

    Answer: Make changes in the home

    Explanation:

    Based on the information given, the best next step is to make changes in the home. This is still a mild elevation which occurs typically from level 10 to 20.

    In this case, treating with chelation isn’t needed. The assistance of public health and the education for the parents are important in this case. The family should also move out of the lead-contaminated apartment as this isn’t good for the child.

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