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Document ID (ISN)38146
CIS number 82-1370
ISSN - Serial title 0035-2640 - Revue du praticien
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Danan M., Lagrue G.
Title Chronic occupational nephropathies
Original title Les nÚphropathies professionnelles chroniques [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1982, Vol.32, No.17, p.1121-1135. 23 ref.
Abstract Review of the clinical and histological features of occupational renal toxicity and the main aetiological factors: proximal tubulopathies due to lead, cadmium and uranium; glomerular disease due to nephrangiosclerosis, arterial hypertension and carbon disulfide, and immunotoxic glomerular disease due to mercury and lipid solvents in particular. The role of the occupational physician is important in preventing exposure to harmful agents in the work environment (observance of threshold limit values), in medically supervising the workers and in determining fitness for work under specific conditions. Co-operation with the general practitioner and the nephrologist is indispensible in the detection of occupational kidney disease.
Descriptors (primary) early diagnosis; toxic substances; nephrosis; renal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) mercury; uranium; carbon disulfide; lead; industrial physicians; work aptitude; medical supervision; periodic medical examinations; cadmium; organic solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system