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July 1, 1979

Ethylene oxide neurotoxicity
Report of four cases and review of the literature

July 1979 issue
29 (7) 978

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Four workers were exposed to ethylene oxide gas. Acute encephalopathy occurred in one, and peripheral neuropathy in three, two of whom were symptomatic. Nerve conduction velocity studies were abnormal in three, including the asymptomatic patient. Decreasing the amount of exposure resulted in relief of symptoms. The abnormal nerve conduction studies did not change in two patients who continued to work at a lower level of exposure, whereas the conduction abnormalities improved in the patient who was removed from exposure.

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Neurology®
Volume 29Number 7July 1979
Pages: 978
PubMed: 224346

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Published online: July 1, 1979
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John A. Gross, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.
Melvyn L. Haas, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.
Thomas R. Swift, M.D.
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.

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