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Document ID (ISN)62440
CIS number 94-969
ISSN - Serial title Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Emara M., Tolba F., Salem M., El-Mahdy A.
Title β2-Microglobulin in agricultural workers exposed to organophosphorus compounds
Bibliographic information Winter 1993, Vol.17, No.1, p.21-23. 4 ref.
Abstract Twenty agricultural workers in Egypt were investigated for the effects of organophosphorus insecticides on kidney function by estimation of serum-β2-microglobulin. There was a significant increase in the level of serum-β2-microglobulin compared to the control group; serum creatinine levels were within the normal range. The use of serum-β2-microglobulin was thus found to be a more sensitive test for detecting moderate changes of glomerular filtration rate than serum creatinine.
Descriptors (primary) Egypt; renal dysfunction; agriculture; insecticides; organophosphorus compounds
Descriptors (secondary) serum globulins; renal function tests; creatinine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceEgypt
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals