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Document ID (ISN)72500
CIS number 99-571
ISSN - Serial title 0731-3810 - Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Onofrj M., Thomas A., Paci C., Rotilio D.
Title Optic neuritis with residual tunnel vision in perchloroethylene toxicity
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.36, No.6, p.603-607. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Case report of a dry cleaning worker with severe bilateral optic neuritis and high concentrations of perchloroethylene and metabolites in the blood and of chloroform in urine. Although environmental concentrations of perchloroethylene were within normal limits, there was a five-fold increase in vapours emitted when ironing dry-cleaned fabrics. Results suggest that inhalation of perchloroethylene vapours was the cause of this ocular nerve toxicity. Topics: blindness; tetrachloroethylene; case study; determination in air; determination in blood; determination in urine; dry cleaning; hemianopia; optic neuritis; short-term exposure; visual function disorders.
Descriptors (primary) tetrachloroethylene; dry cleaning; hemianopia; optic neuritis
Descriptors (secondary) visual function disorders; case study; blindness; determination in urine; determination in air; determination in blood; short-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Laundries and dry cleaning