What kind of anemia is associated with lead poisoning?

Sideroblastic anemia

What will be seen on the peripheral blood smear?

Microcytic anemia with basophilic stipling

What will be found on the bone marrow biopsy?

Ringed Sideroblasts on prussian blue stain.

What steps in the synthesis of hemoglobin does lead interfere with?

The 2nd enzyme ALA-dehydratase and the final enzyme Ferrochelatase.

What type of renal disease is associated with lead poisoning?

Acute tubular injury (ATI)

What is the first step in the treatment of lead poisoning?

Stop the exposure!

Category: Pathology Mnemonics

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