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ID (ISN) del documento46861
Número CIS 86-1681
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 1985
Número de serie
Autor(es) Døssing M., Skinhøj P.
Título Occupational liver injury - Present state of knowledge and future perspective
Información bibliográfica 1985, Vol.56, No.1, p.1-21. 164 ref.
Resumen Epidemiological studies using immunological methods have mapped the occurrence of hepatitis B among health-care personnel and thereby made rational, effective preventive precautions possible, and hepatitis B vaccine has offered further improvements. However, in the field of chemically-induced occupational liver damage, only a few of the thousands of industrial chemicals have been sufficiently tested for hepatotoxicity and the list of suspected and confirmed hepatotoxic agents is still growing. The example of vinyl chloride-induced liver disease among plastics workers calls for intensified activities in the field of occupational toxicology. However, the clinical, biochemical, and morphological features of liver disease are often vague and unspecific. A non-invasive, convenient quantitative liver function test is needed. Circumstantial evidence and a few epidemiological studies suggest that so-called cryptogenic liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis, may be caused by occupational exposure to chemicals.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades del hígado
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; substancias nocivas; hepatitis tóxica; substancias tóxicas; hepatitis; hepatitis vírica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)