Three patients were evaluated for effects of formaldehyde on central nervous system function.
Three patients had used formalin, formaldehyde with or without phenol, to fix whole animals for 14-30 y, and a fourth patient was covered several times by formaldehyde and phenol rainout from manufacturing spills.
All were disabled, and two had developed seizures.
They had elevated mood state scores (82 to 162) and elevated symptom frequency scores (111 to 138), compared with referent subjects.
There was excessive fatigue, somnolence, headache, difficulty remembering, irritability, and instability of mood.
Compared with referents, choice reaction time was prolonged in four of four (4/4) subjects, blink latency was delayed in 2/2, balance was abnormal in 3/4, and visual fields were constricted in 2/3.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formaldéhyde, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Système nerveux pathologie, Accident travail, Système nerveux central, Homme, Médecine travail, Etude cas, Symptomatologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Formaldehyde, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Nervous system diseases, Occupational accident, Central nervous system, Human, Occupational medicine, Case study, Symptomatology
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