Traduction en anglais : Multiple chemical sensitivity disorder in patients suffering from neurotoxic health disorders.
The data of 466 subjects suffering from neurologic disorders which are suggested to be caused by neurotoxic agents in their environment retrospectively was evaluated and documented.
Among these cases there were 151 subjects with symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder (MCSD).
The relationship between the neurological health impairments and neurotoxic agents in the environment of these patients was characterised using five different categories (probable=A, possible=B, uncertain=C, unclarified=D, not probable=E).
From the 466 patients 320 subjects (69%) could be assigned to the categories A and B, respectively.
Within theses 320 cases with chronic neurotoxic health impairments 136 subjects (79 females and 57 males) showed signs of MCSD.
Age and gender of cases as well as duration and character of exposure to neurotoxic substances retrospectively were assessed from the explicit files of the patients, which had been made anonymous for this purpose.
Frequency of characteristic symptoms of neurotoxicity were analysed.
Results are given for patients with neurotoxic health impairments with MCSD (n=136) and without MCSD (n=184).
Neurotoxic substances which were used as indoor wood preservatives (mainly Pentachlorophenol and/or Lindane) were found to be the causative agents in 63% of the cases with neurotoxic health impairments and MCSD. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Sensibilité, Toxicité, Système nerveux pathologie, Chronique, Rétrospective, Homme, Sensibilité chimique multiple
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Sensitivity, Toxicity, Nervous system diseases, Chronic, Retrospective, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0320386
Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 10/04/1997.