CIRROSI EPATICA E PORFIRIA CUTANEA TARDA IN SOGGETTO PROFESSIONALMENTE ESPOSTO A CLORURO DI METILE

Translated title of the contribution: Liver cirrhosis and porphyria cutanea tarda in a case of occupational exposure to methyl chloride

D. Leurini, M. Giannini, L. Riboldi, L. Alessio

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Abstract

A diagnosis of liver cirrhosis, porphyria cutanea tarda and type II diabetes mellitus was made in a person with chronic occupational exposure to a high level of methyl chloride. Two pathogenetic explanations are offered: first, that the clinical picture was the result of occupational exposure to the solvent which caused the onset of porphyria cutanea tarda via a direct toxic mechanism; the second and more likely explanation is that the primary lesion was a chronic liver damage due to occupational exposure to the solvent, which subsequently could have caused the onset of porphyria cutanea tarda. Possible co-operating causes were a history of viral hepatitis and excessive alcohol consumption.

Translated title of the contributionLiver cirrhosis and porphyria cutanea tarda in a case of occupational exposure to methyl chloride
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Volume73
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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