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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Toxicity of organic solvent in a young painter presenting as transient hepatitis: A case report

1 Department of Biochemistry, Dr BSA Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Deepti Chopra
Department of Pharmacology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida . 201 310, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijoem.IJOEM_61_19

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Organic solvents widely used in paint manufacturing, painting, and shoemaking industries may be associated with hepatotoxicity. We present a case report of a patient with prolonged occupational exposure to organic solvents who developed transient hepatitis. Monitoring contact to these chemicals and early identification of biological markers of occupational exposure should be done. More epidemiological studies on the effects of solvents on the liver should be performed so as to help the policy makers to formulate appropriate measures to prevent detrimental effects of exposure of such chemicals. Additionally, early reporting of such cases of occupational hazards will be helpful in further understanding the incidence and possible mechanisms.


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