Parkinsonism secondary to ethylene oxide exposure

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Barbosa,Egberto R.; Comerlatti,Luiz R.; Haddad,Monica S.; Scaff,Milberto;
  • Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia (ABNEURO)
  • Journal: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria (issn: 1678-4227)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0004-282X1992000400020
  • Subject: exogenous intoxication (acute) | parkinsonism | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | ethylene oxide | intoxicação exógena (aguda) | RC321-571 | parkinsonismo | óxido de etileno
    mesheuropmc: nervous system diseases

Ethylene oxide is a gas widely used in the production of industrial chemicals. It is also used to sterilize heat-sensitive medical supplies. Previous reports of acute and chronic exposure have described neurotoxic effects like peripheral neuropathy and cognitive impairm... View more