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Peripheral neuropathy due to gasoline sniffing - A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6254778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of polyneuropathy in a 14-year-old boy, a chronic gasoline sniffer, is reported. Clinical and electromyographic examination showed a symmetrical motor involvement, mainly distally and in the lower limbs. A sural nerve biopsy showed only slight changes, both of axonal and demyelinating type. The role of gasoline toxic substances in the etiology of this rare polyneuropathy is discussed.
R Gallassi; P Montagna; P Pazzaglia; F Cirignotta; E Lugaresi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0014-3022     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-19     Completed Date:  1981-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gasoline / adverse effects*
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
Petroleum / adverse effects*
Substance-Related Disorders / physiopathology*
Tetraethyl Lead / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gasoline; 0/Petroleum; 78-00-2/Tetraethyl Lead

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