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Basophilic stippling of an erythrocyte in peripheral blood smear of a patient with chronic lead poisoning

Basophilic stippling indicated by black arrow (objective 1000x, Giemsa stain). (Source: Irawati Y, Kusnoputranto H, Achmadi UF, et al. Blood lead levels and lead toxicity in children aged 1-5 years of Cinangka Village, Bogor Regency. PLoS One 2022;17[2]:e0264209. Creative Commons Attribution License,

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  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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  • Language disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation
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