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Organophosphate induced delayed polyneuropathy in man: an overview.
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PMID:  20880629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
About 80 years have passed since the first cases of organophosphate induced delayed polyneuropathy (OPIDP), as the consequence of human poisoning with certain organophosphorus compounds, were described in the literature. OPIDP is a relatively rare neurodegenerative disorder in humans characterized by loss of function, ataxia and paralysis of distal parts of sensory and motor axons in peripheral nerves and ascending and descending tracts of spinal cord appearing 2-3 weeks after exposure or later. The molecular target for OPIDP is considered to be an enzyme in the nervous system known as neuropathy target esterase (NTE). This review discusses OPIDP in man with emphasis on clinical presentation, pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms, and possibilities for prevention/therapy.
Milan Jokanović; Melita Kosanović; Dejan Brkić; Predrag Vukomanović
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Nish, Nish, Serbia.
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