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Nervous system disorders induced by occupational and environmental toxic exposure

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Encephalopathy, extrapyramidal features, neurodegenerative diseases, and peripheral neuropathy are commonly encountered in presentations of occupational neurotoxic syndromes. Epidemiological findings have suggested the role of pesticides, solvents and metals on the onset and progression of neurological diseases. The aim of this review is to present clinical manifestations of occupational and environmental neurologic disorders, to discuss toxic’s implications of these conditions, and to give indications about occupational branches and main jobs concerned. Better to know and categorize the clinical manifestation of neurologic disorders and toxics implicated, will improve the clinical management of occupational neurologic diseases. We performed a research of studies, case reports and review, particularly among most recent, available into Pub Med databases about occupational and environmental neurologic disorders and main toxics incriminated.

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Caroline, M. and Frederic, D. (2012) Nervous system disorders induced by occupational and environmental toxic exposure. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2, 272-278. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2012.23039.


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