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Document ID (ISN)39433
CIS number 83-515
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bertelli G., Farina G., Alessio L.
Title Glomerular disease due to solvents: a growing problem
Original title Glomerulopatia da solventi: un problema emergente [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1982, Vol.73, No.3, p.175-186. 37 ref.
Abstract Review of the literature describing clinical cases, case-control studies and transverse epidemiological studies. The data compiled are subdivided by groups of substances and type of glomerular disease. Of the 355 cases of glomerular disease reported, 108 were linked with exposure to organic solvents; this was followed, at some considerable distance, by exposure to paints, varnishes and glues, and petroleum derivatives (38 and 36 cases, respectively). The most common conditions were membranoproliferative and proliferative glomerulonephritis (149 cases), followed by glomerulonephritis with minimal lesions (55 cases) and membranous glomerulonephritis (52 cases). The results of the epidemiological studies seem conflicting. Data from the literature give support to the hypothesis that there is a causal relation between organic solvent exposure and glomerular disease, at least in cases of intense exposure.
Descriptors (primary) renal diseases; organic solvents; nephritis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiologic study; petroleum products; paints and varnishes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system