|Document ID (ISN)||104657|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-5893 - Medycyna pracy
|Convention or series no.
||Bilińska M., Antonowicz-Juchniewicz J., Koszewicz M., Kaczmarek-Wdowiak B., Kreczyńska B.
||Distribution of conduction velocity in the ulnar nerve among lead exposed workers
||Rozkład prędkości przewodzenia we włóknach nerwu lokciowego u osób zawodowo narażonych na działanie ołowiu [in Polish]|
||2005, Vol.56, No.2, p.139-146. 22 ref.
||Clinical and neurophysiological assessments of the peripheral nervous system were carried out in 34 lead-exposed workers and 20 healthy controls. None of the workers showed clinical signs of neuropathy or abnormalities in routine neurographic examination. Compared with controls, a significantly lowered conduction in slow-conducting motor fibres and neurogenic changes in EMG were observed in workers with a blood lead concentration over 400 µg/1 and in workers with free erythrocyte protoporphyrin levels over 70 µg/100 ml. It is concluded that the neurotoxic effect of lead on peripheral nerves is manifested by the damage of slow-conducting motor nerve fibres when overt neuropathy is not yet visible.
||nervous conduction disorders; conduction velocity; lead
||nervous function tests; Poland; ulnar nerve; determination in blood; motor fibre conductivity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the nervous system
Lead and compounds