X-rays of extremities (hands and feet) are sometimes
useful in the late stages of the disease, X-rays aren't usually helpful in the
early diagnosis. Pain often causes people to seek medical attention before any long-term
changes can be seen on an X-ray. But X-rays may help to rule out other causes
Your doctor may evaluate you for lead poisoning if you
have been exposed to lead in your job or through hobbies.
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June 12, 2012
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