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Tests to determine effects of undiagnosed lead exposure of an adult exposed as a child?

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Person is a fifty year old male with ADHD and depression and some hearing loss.He put lead pellets and fishing weights in mouth as child...wonders if this could have caused his problems and how to find out with blood tests?

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Lead exposure as a child which has since resolved would only be diagnosable through a functional MRI and possibly uptake scans such as PET scans of the brain. Even then it isn't always easy to know for sure if the damage was done due to lead exposure. However if it's severe then it would certainly show up.

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