Polyneuropathy in gasoline addiction, a report of three cases

Hassan Abadi, H and Azhari, A and Rahimi, H.R (2013) Polyneuropathy in gasoline addiction, a report of three cases. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 2 (1). pp. 55-62.

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Abstract

The polyneuropathy caused by chronic Gasoline Sniffing is reported to be a gradually progressive, symmetric, sensorimotor polyneuropathy. The report of gasoline sniffing by three 12, 16 and18 years old brothers (Respectively 5, 8 and 11 years of gasoline inhalation addiction) that referred with peripheral neuropathy was studied. The conditions were characterized by relatively small reduction in nerve conduction velocity (depending on the severity of nerve involvement) and to some degree in all four limbs with moderate to severe sensory and motor involvement, lower limbs had worse conditions than upper limbs. The neuropathy was attributed to the N-hexane and tetraethyl, the lead components of gasoline. Educational efforts about the dangers of gasoline sniffing are essential.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 16:43
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6502

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