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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