Reference : Asthénie et troubles visuels chez un peintre de 48 ans
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Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9566
Asthénie et troubles visuels chez un peintre de 48 ans
French
[en] Asthenia and Visual Impairment in a 48-Year Old Painter
Pirenne, Danièle mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) >]
Mairiaux, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) >]
Dec-2002
Revue Médicale de Liège
57
12
785-8
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0370-629X
[en] Psycho-organic syndrome ; Organic solvents ; Occupational exposure ; Occupational disease ; Occupational health ; Chemical risk
[fr] Syndrome psycho-organique ; Solvant ; Exposition professionnelle ; Maladie professionnelle ; Santé au travail ; Risque chimique
[en] Tiredness is a common complaint which may have multiple causes, sometimes difficult to ascertain. As occupational activities can play a major role in the incidence of various diseases, failure to investigate the patient's work history may hinder an adequate patient care. In the clinical case described hereafter, the patient symptoms could eventually be ascribed to a psycho-organic syndrome (POS) caused by the chronic exposure to organic solvents in the painting material used. This syndrome is non specific, evolves with time in an insidious manner, and, in its last stages, may cause non reversible brain damages. When facing non typical neurological symptoms in a working age adult, one has thus to consider the possibility of this diagnosis since the workers populations exposed to solvents are large in several occupations, and because the recent legal recognition in Belgium of this syndrome as an occupational disease does provide some interesting means for a better follow-up and protection of the patients concerned.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9566

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