versión ISSN 1029-3019
The case report of a 5 year-old school child who a month before beginning school had neurobehavioral alterations, migraine and general symptoms is presented. He had been treated in the out-patient department due to lacking anemia. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Pediatric Unit from the Southern Teaching Children Hospital in Santiago de Cuba with benign endocraneal hypertension and during the clinical course he was diagnosed a lead intoxication,when substances that contained lead were manipulated in his house , which penetrated his organism through oral and inhalatory routes. This finding constituted the starting point for the confirmation of other members of his community affected by the mentioned metal.
Palabras llave : child; lead; lead intoxication; benign endocraneal hypertension; intensive care unit; pediatric hospital.