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Multiple basal cell carcinomas after long-term exposure to hydrazine: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21099194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hydrazine (N(2)H(4)) is a clear, inorganic colourless liquid. It is known to be a skin sensitizer, a corrosive agent and it causes dermatitis on contact. Hydrazine is employed in chemical plants, used as a corrosion inhibitor for feed waters and may be added to rocket fuels. The authors report the case of a 68-year-old man with multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) covering his arms and face. The patient worked in a steam power plant with extensive exposure to hydrazine for a period of over 10 years. The present case report strongly suggests that there may be a correlation between the long-term exposure to hydrazine and an increased risk for multiple BCCs.
Authors:
B A Aigner; U Darsow; M Grosber; J Ring; S G Plötz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  221     ISSN:  1421-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology and Allergy am Biederstein, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
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