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Document ID (ISN)40255
CIS number 83-1391
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gorjajnova L.K., Ermolenko V.N., Kuliš B.D.
Title Use of thermography for diagnosis of vascular diseases of the lower extremities
Original title Primenenie teplovidenija dlja diagnostiki sosudistyh zabolevanij nižnih konečnostej [in Russian]
Bibliographic information July 1981, No.7, p.30-32. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract A Rubin-2 thermography device was used to study the infrared emission of the lower extremities of 50 experienced coalminers and of 12 controls. Criteria for visual analysis of thermograms were developed. A sharp drop in thermal emission and a thermal assymmetry of the lower extremities, typical of angiopathy, were observed in most of the miners. The observed angiopathy is probably due to the environmental conditions to which the miners are exposed, especially a combination of high temperature (19-28░C) and high relative humidity (90-95%). Reduced circulation in the lower leg and foot is a contributing factor to the eczema and mycosis which are chronic problems of miners.
Descriptors (primary) circulatory disorders; mycoses; lower extremities; coal mining; infrared thermography; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; comparative study; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Skin diseases
Mining and quarrying
Bacterial and parasitic diseases