Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder which often causes disability.Among metals lead intoxication leads to bilateral radial neuropathy. Patients with lead neuropathy present with weakness that primarily involves the wrist and finger extensors. Lead intoxication in humans causes axonal degeneration. We report a case of middle age male who presented with bilateral wristsdrop, workup revealed that he had bilateral radial nerve neuropathy which was secondary to his occupational exposure to lead causing lead intoxication. Chronic lead exposure as a risk factor for neuropathy should be identified and treated promptly as its avoidance and treatment can save major disabilities.
Shabbir, Ghulam; Jan, Zakir; and Rajput, Haris Majid
"Bilateral wrist drop in a middle age man,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss1/10