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Document ID (ISN)21878
CIS number 74-2004
ISSN - Serial title 0028-4793 - New England Journal of Medicine
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Copland G.M., KolÝn A., Shulman H.S.
Title Fatal pulmonary intra-alveolar fibrosis after paraquat ingestion.
Bibliographic information 8 Aug. 1974, Vol.291, No.6, p.290-292. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract A report of a fatal case of paraquat poisoning with some unusual histological features. The clinical course was of renal toxicity followed by progressive respiratory failure. Extensive intra-alveolar avascular fibrosis was found at autopsy in all lung sections examined, with no interstitial fibrosis, indicating that the original damage was not strong enough to injure the more deeply situated capillary endothelium and basal membrance. A list of paraquat-containing herbicides is given.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; pulmonary fibrosis; ingestion; paraquat
Descriptors (secondary) evolution of disease; case study; fatalities; histopathology; autopsy; paraquat chloride
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Heterocyclic compounds