Peripheral neurologic abnormalities among roofing workers : sentinel case and clinical screening.
Peripheral neuropathy developed in a 52-y-old roofer who was exposed to multiple solvents in one-ply roofing systems.
Forty roofers who were exposed to various roofing systems were assessed by symptoms, occupational history, standardized physical examination, and measurement of vibrotactile thresholds of the upper and lower extremities.
After exclusion of roofers who were predisposed to peripheral neuropathy, we detected abnormal vibrotactile thresholds in 42% (p<. 001) of roofers'dominant toes and in 36% (p<. 001) of roofers'nondominant toes ; fewer roofers had abnormal sensory physical examinations or reported neuritic symptoms.
Roofing workers may be at increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, perhaps resulting from exposure to solvent-particularly n-hexane, associated with one-ply roofing systems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Couverture toiture, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Solvant organique, Médecine travail, Neuropathie périphérique, Hexane, Toxicité, Etude cas, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Roofing, Occupational exposure, Human, Organic solvent, Occupational medicine, Peripheral neuropathy, Hexane, Toxicity, Case study, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease
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Cote : 95-0589998
Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 01/03/1996.