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Document ID (ISN)24053
CIS number 75-1989
ISSN - Serial title 0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wilkinson S.P., McHugh P., Horsley S., Tubbs H., Lewis M., Thould A., Winterton M., Parsons V., Williams R.
Title Arsine toxicity aboard the Asiafreighter.
Bibliographic information 6 Sep. 1975, Vol.3, No.5893, p.559-563. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Medical report on 8 cases of poisoning on a ship due to arsine that had escaped from the cargo hold. The article describes the incident, the initial symptoms, and the effects on the haematological, renal, neurological, pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, skin, nails and hair, liver, and joints. 4 patients were severely poisoned and intravascular haemolysis was complete in one case, requiring an exchange transfusion. All 4 developed renal failure, and 2 of them peripheral neuropathy. The article is illustrated by photographs and tables.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; sea transport; arsine
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; case study; haemolysis; replacement transfusion; cardiotoxic effects; nephrotoxic effects; pneumotoxic effects; haematotoxic effects
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Water transportation
Arsenic and compounds