Poisoning by organophosphate insecticides causes cholinergic toxicity. Organophosphate induced delayed polyneuropathy (OPIDP) is a sensory-motor distal axonopathy which usually occurs after ingestion of large doses of certain organophosphate insecticides and has so far only been reported in patients with preceding cholinergic toxicity. Surprisingly, it was recently reported by other authors that an exclusively sensory neuropathy developed in eight patients after repeated unquantified exposures to chlorpyrifos, which did not cause clear-cut cholinergic toxicity. The objective was to assess whether an exclusively sensory neuropathy develops in patients severely poisoned by various OPs.
|Titolo:||Poisoning by organophosphorus insecticides and sensory neuropathy|
MORETTO, ANGELO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Severity of Illness Index; Humans; Electromyography; Suicide; Aged; Neurons, Afferent; Organophosphorus Compounds; Homicide; Insecticides; Aged, 80 and over; Peripheral Nervous System Diseases; Adult; Neural Conduction; Axons; Middle Aged; Female; Male; Motor Neurons|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|