Lead nephropathy: early leads from descriptive studies
Posted: Thursday. April 3, 2008
Chronic lead exposure is recognized as a potential cause of hyperuricaemia, kidney damage and hypertension. The fascinating story of lead poisoning and nephrotoxicity illustrates the utility of descriptive studies in the early elucidation of a new disease entity.
The pursuit towards understanding lead nephropathy is presented as a successful illustration of human occupational and public health.