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Document ID (ISN)111810
CIS number 11-0482
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thompson A.M., House R., Krajnak K., Eger T.
Title Vibration-white foot: A case report
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.572-574. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refers to the neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal problems that may arise due to exposure to segmental vibration to the hands. An analogous syndrome may occur in the lower extremities of workers exposed to foot-transmitted vibration. This report describes the case of a worker with a history of foot-transmitted vibration exposure presenting with cold intolerance in the feet and blanching in the toes (Raynaud's syndrome). Case report: A 54-year-old Canadian miner presented with a chief complaint of blanching and pain in his toes. The worker had a history of foot-transmitted vibration exposure over his 18 year career as a miner, primarily from the operation of vehicle-mounted bolting machines. Cold provocation digital plethysmography showed cold-induced vasospastic disease in the feet, but not in the hands.
Descriptors (primary) vibration; Raynaud's phenomenon; foot; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; cold pressor test; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Mining and quarrying