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Document ID (ISN)41817
CIS number 84-807
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Corsi G., Valentini F.
Title Acute hepatitis in subjects exposed to 2-acetylfuran and hydrazine
Original title Epatite acuta in soggetti esposti a 2-acetilfurano e idrazina [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1983, Vol.74, No.4, p.284-290. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract 5 cases of acute hepatitis occurring in a factory producing 2-acetylfuran are presented. The events leading to the acute poisoning episode and its subsequent course are described. All cases showed a very marked increase in aspartate and alanine aminotransferases, with inversion of the ratio between them. Clinical symptoms were nausea, vomiting, anorexia and asthenia. Laboratory changes were similar to those encountered in viral hepatitis, but a viral aetiology was excluded. Liver biopsies were not done. Determination of transaminases should be performed in the supervision of workers exposed to 2-acetylfuran and hydrazine.
Descriptors (primary) hydrazine; chemical products; hepatitis; 2-acetylfuran
Descriptors (secondary) case study; transaminases; furan; dichloromethane
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Liver diseases