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Diarrhoea and nitrogen oxides.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10580528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is hypothesized that higher indoor nitrogen dioxide levels cause diarrhoea in infants and that this is the result of a direct action of oxides of nitrogen on the gut. This hypothesis is tested by reviewing the reported association between methaemoglobin and diarrhoea in children and two recent reports on indoor air and diarrhoea in infants. The collection of further empirical data is now needed. Studies which measure indoor levels of nitrogen dioxide could usefully collect data on infants symptoms that are not exclusively respiratory. Similarly, studies which are collecting diary information on children's health symptoms should consider collecting data on indoor air quality with respect to the oxides of nitrogen.
S C Farrow; A Farrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-09     Completed Date:  1999-12-09     Revised Date:  2008-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Barnet Health Authority, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor*
Diarrhea / etiology*,  physiopathology
Methemoglobin / physiology
Nitrogen Oxides* / toxicity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nitrogen Oxides; 9008-37-1/Methemoglobin

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