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Document ID (ISN)50857
CIS number 88-1915
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mirabelli D., Ciccarelli E., Merletti F.
Title Pituitary adenomas in a cosmetics factory
Bibliographic information Dec. 1987, Vol.44, No.12, p.845. 3 ref.
Abstract Report on 3 cases of acromegalic patients (aged 27, 35 and 55 with length of exposure 10, 19 and 9 years, respectively) with growth-hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas (PA), who worked in a cosmetics plant. Allowing for a 10% turnover of the workforce a year, the person-years of observation accumulated between 1958 and 1985 were 28,000. There was no proper incidence data on PA in the Italian province in which the factory is located. There have been no case reports until now on PA in industrial settings and none of the substances used in the cosmetics factory have been linked to PA either in animals or in man.
Descriptors (primary) pituitary function; adenoid tumours; cosmetics industry; pituitary disorders
Descriptors (secondary) case study; Italy; long-term study; hormone secretion; hormone secretion rate; hormones
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases