n-Hexane Induced Polyneuropathy Among Press-proofing Workers

JD Wang

1985 Vol.1 NO.6

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In December 1983, two workers from a press-proofing factory were seen b I neurologist at Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital complaining of bilateral numbness and weakness of the upper and lower extremities. On physical examination, both workers had muscle wasting and decreased deep tendon reflexes, Nerve conduction studies ( NCS’s ) revealed slowed conduction velocities in upper end lower extremities, and the diagnosis of polyneuropathy was established. Both workers had a history of frequent exposure to an organic solvent used in removing ink from press rollers. Neither used protective gloves or a respirator.