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LO: Acute Toxic Neuropathy Natalie Koler 2-26-11 Acute Toxic Neuropathy -Axonal polyneuropathy can follow exposure to industrial agents or pesticides Ex: acrylamide, organophosphorus compounds, hexacarbon solvents, methyl bromide, carbon disulfide; metals such as arsenic, thallium, mercury, and lead; drugs such as phenytoin, perhexiline, isoniazid, nitrofurantois, vincristine, & pyridoxine in high doses -Need detailed occupational, environmental, & medical histories -Recognition of cluster cases is also important for diagnosis -Treatment-prevent further exposure to the causative agent
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Unformatted text preview: -Isoniazid neuropathy-pyridoxine supplementation-Diphtheritic neuropathy-results from a neurotoxin released by a causative organism-Common -Palatal weakness develops 2-4 weeks after infection of throat-Infection of skin may be followed by weakness of neighboring muscles-Disturbance in accommodation occur 4-5 weeks after infection-Distal sensorimotor demyelinating polyneuropathy occurs after 1-3 months Source: 1) McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA, et al. 2010 Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. 49 th ed. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. United States; 2010: 925....
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