Rabdomiolisi in operaio esposto ad olii minerali paraffinici. Insolita associazione con bronchiolite obliterante e polmonite organizzativa (BOOP)

Translated title of the contribution: Rhabdomyolysis in a worker exposed to paraffinic mineral oils. Unusual association with bronchiolitis obliterans and organizing pneumonia (BOOP)

G. Ragno, G. Brunetti, F. Scafa, M. Scelsi, V. Martellosio, S. M. Candura

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Abstract

We describe a 29-year-old worker, exposed to metal dust, sawdust and paraffinic mineral oils in a factory producing accessories for leather articles and clothing, who came to observation with fever (39°C), chest pain and marked increase of muscular enzymes. Chest computed tomography showed two areas of lung consolidation, that subsequently appeared enlarged with central escavation. Lung biopsy lead to the diagnosis of BOOP. The case has been reported to the judicial and workers' compensation authorities as probable occupational toxic myopathy. Indeed, exposure to paraffinic mineral oils is a known, though unusual, cause of rhabdomyolysis. The association with BOOP has never been previously described.

Translated title of the contributionRhabdomyolysis in a worker exposed to paraffinic mineral oils. Unusual association with bronchiolitis obliterans and organizing pneumonia (BOOP)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)437-438
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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