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[Acute polyneuropathy caused by inhalation of solvent mixtures in varnish removers and thinners in normal commercial use].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Publication Date
Volume
110
Issue
36
Pages
1374–1377
Identifiers
PMID: 2992905
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Three cases of acute intoxication after inhalation of solvents are reported. The clinical picture was that of a severe sensory-motor polyneuropathy, in one case with root involvement leading to complete Landry's paralysis with respiratory paralysis. All three patients required intensive care. The healing process was extraordinarily slow in two and was still unsatisfactory over a 1 1/2-year period of observation. The responsible agents were probably toluene and xylene.

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