|Document ID (ISN)||112173|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||D. Géhin, Le Bâcle C.
||Endotoxins in occupational settings - I. Origins and toxic properties of endotoxins. Metrology.
||Endotoxines en milieu de travail - I. Origine et propriétés toxiques des endotoxines. Métrologie [in French]|
||2nd quarter 2011, No.126, p.225-240. Illus. 77 ref.
||TC_136.pdf [in French]
||Review article on endotoxins, which consist of Gram negative bacterial wall constituents which are responsible for systemic occurrences such as septic shock when infected by such bacteria. Lipopolysaccharides which are the biologically active elements of endotoxins cause reactions of the immune system, coagulation and inflammation. Endotoxins are generally implicated in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome and certain hepato-biliary diseases. Although not frequently undertaken, endotoxin determination in bioaerosols in gradually increasing. Contamination of respiratory pathways in occupational settings causes cough, dyspnea and asthma, often associated with fever.
||bacterial toxins; inflammations; cardiovascular disorders; asthma; dyspnoea; macrophages; immunotoxic effects
||aerosols; determination in air; biological hazards
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology