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ID (ISN) del documento20670
Número CIS 74-742
Año 1972
Número de serie
Autor(es) Mas S.
Título Chromium-related gastro-intestinal disorders
Título original Les entéropathies liées au chrome. [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Université de Paris V, Faculté de médecine Paris-Ouest, Paris, France, 1972. 49p. 40 ref.
Resumen MD thesis. The author's intention is to draw attention to the risk of gastro-intestinal impairment resulting from chromium and its derivatives, hazards which are not recognised by French legislation. A review of the uses of chromium and its compounds is followed by a description of the chromium cycle in the body, and monitoring techniques. The section on toxicology gives the results of experiments and cites cases referred to in the literature which suggest that there is very probably a relationship between exposure to chromium and gastro-intestinal disorders. The case of a 24 year old worker in a tannery is analysed in detail. The possible carcinogenous effect of chromium is considered, not only at the level of the upper airways, but also as affecting the entire digestive tract. The importance of detailed questioning of the patient as regards digestive disorders is stressed, and practical preventive measures are suggested.
Descriptores (primarios) cromo y sus compuestos; enfermedades gastrointestinales
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos tóxicos; revisión bibliográfica; estudio de caso; metabolización; retención en el organismo; efectos cancerígenos; usos; cromo; tesis
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Gastrointestinal diseases
Inorganic substances