|Document ID (ISN)||64637|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Occupational Health Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Chiba M., Kazuta T., Shinohara A., Takahashi H., Endo G., Inaba Y.
||Case report: Arsenic-exposed patient with polyneuritis
||Hiso bakuro sagyōsha ni mirareta tahatsu shinkeien no ichi shōrei [in Japanese]|
||25 Apr. 1994, Vol.17, No.3, p.39-41. Illus. 2 ref.
||A 50-year-old male carpenter complained of numbness in the upper and lower limbs. Because of his having been exposed to airborne dust containing arsenic pentoxide, potassium dichromate and copper sulfate as wood preservatives, he was suspected of having contracted neuritis caused by arsenic poisoning. No irregularity was found except dysaesthesia in the four limbs and light hypoaesthesia in the hands and legs. Paraneoplastic neuropathy, amyloidosis and Sjogren's syndrome were ruled out. Arsenic (As), chromium (Cr) and copper (Cu) concentrations in scalp hair, fingernail, plasma, erythrocytes and urine were determined. As and Cr concentrations were much higher than in controls. There was no difference in Cu concentration between the patient and the control. This suggests that the patient's polyneuritis was due to arsenic poisoning.
||conditions of exposure; wood preservatives; polyneuritis; carpentry; arsenic and compounds
||case study; chromium; sensory aptitude; arsenic
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Arsenic and compounds