Lead intoxication can mimic what rare inherited disease?
Lead intoxication can mimic the presentation of acute intermittent porphyria with diffuse abdominal pain, vomiting, irritability and mood disturbances.
Contributor: Michael J. Hodgman, MD, Upstate New York Poison Center, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate
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