|Document ID (ISN)||105098|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wallace G.M.F., Brown P.H.
||Horse rug lung: Toxic pneumonitis due to fluorocarbon inhalation
||June 2005, Vol.62, No.6, p.414-416. Illus. 10 ref.
||Fluorocarbons are widely used in industry, and manifestations of inhalation toxicity include polymer fume fever, reactive airways dysfunction and bronchospasm. Only seven cases of alveolitis occurring acutely after inhalation have been reported. This paper presents four cases of toxic pneumonitis due to direct inhalation of industrial fluorocarbon used as a waterproofing spray for horse rugs. These cases differ from previous reports and show that chronic as well as acute alveolitis can result from fluorocarbon inhalation. Corticosteroid treatment may be beneficial. The need for stricter control in the workplace is emphasized.
||fluorinated hydrocarbons; chemical pneumonitis; waterproofers
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; case study; polymer fume fever; inhalation toxicity; allergic alveolitis; bronchospasm
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)